MusketFire: Three Reasons the New England Patriots Will NOT make the Super Bowl in 2015

Injuries are just one aspect of the game that can derail a season. Suspensions, ineffectiveness, slow learning curves and poor offseason decisions can hurt a team as well. For the Patriots, they have persevered through all of these in the Bill Belichick era and yet seem to constantly be in the hunt for the Super Bowl. However, there are three key reasons why although the New England Patriots are a favorite to return to the Super Bowl after the 2015 season, they will NOT return to the big game after this season. Whether it is due to deflategate (Tom Brady), an injury to a key player (Rob Gronkowski), or a defense dependent upon a number of young players to step-up and make up for key losses, the Patriots may not make the Super Bowl this season.

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