New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans 2012 NFL Week 1 Point Spreads
It has been a very long offseason for New England Patriots fans following their team’s disheartening loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
As we near a new season of NFL football, Tom Brady and the Pats will look for a fourth consecutive AFC East title and hopefully have another chance at winning a championship ring.
The Patriots will start the 2012 season on the road, as they travel to The Volunteer State to take on the Tennessee Titans in week 1. According to 2012 NFL week 1 point spreads specialists, the Pats [-6½] will be favorites to defeat the Titans [+6½] by just under a touchdown and a point-after.
In addition, NFL betting odds makers are expecting this game to be a high-scoring affair, as the projected OVER/UNDER line is set at a combined total of 48 points. Sign up to receive free 2012 NFL Picks from the best football experts in the world!
As Brady enters his thirteenth NFL season, many people are beginning to question whether No.12 is still the best signal-caller in the game today. Looking at his resume, it’s very hard to pick against a guy like Brady:
7-time Pro Bowler, 2-time first-team All-Pro, 3-time Super Bowl champion, 2-time Super Bowl MVP, 5-time AFC Champion, 2005 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, 2004 & 2007 Sporting News Sportsman of the Year, 2007 AP Male Athlete of the Year, 2-time AP NFL MVP, 2-time AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 3-time AFC Offensive Player of the Year, 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, New England Patriots All-time leader in passing touchdowns, and the list goes on and on.
This week, former Houston Oilers great Warren Moon was asked to weigh in on this very popular discussion. Here’s what he had to say about picking Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees or even Peyton Manning ahead of Brady:
“It’s just hard for me to go against Tom Brady, just because of the body of work that he’s done,” he said. “Peyton [Manning] would be right there, but I don’t know what Peyton is going to be when he comes back [with the Denver Broncos], so until he gets back out on the field again, I’m just going on what Tom has been able to do with his team over a long period of time.”
Since we all know that this league is very much about “What have you done for me lately,” let’s take a look at Brady’s numbers last season. The former sixth sound pick is coming off one of his best seasons in the NFL, believe it or not. With the third highest quarterback rating of his career (105.6), Brady completed 66% of his passes for a whopping 5,235 yards, 39 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Truth is that Brady is still very much at the top of his game and as long as he has targets like tight end Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker, the numbers are going to be there. It’s clear that this team goes only as far as Brady takes them. Luckily for Pats fans, New England is currently listed with the best odds to win Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next year!