For the fourth straight year, the New England Patriots have been predicted to lead the NFL in wins next season. According to sportsbook operator CG Technology, the Patriots are expected to win 11 games next season with veteran quarterback Tom Brady leading the way. This was the fourth time that the Patriots have led the win-total board and the 10th time on top since 2004.

Since 2004, the Patriots have won 11 or more regular-season games, in all but two seasons since quarterback Tom Brady took over as starter. The Patriots won 10 games in 2005 and 2009.

In the past years, the Patriots won 12 games in 2015, 14 games in 2016, 13 games in 2017 and 11 games last season.

Last season, Brady steered the Patriots to an 11-5 regular season record en route to their sixth Super Bowl trophy. In 16 games last season, Brady threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. However, Brady was not as dominating as he failed to reach the top five in several categories, depriving himself of several millions worth of incentives.

Chiefs, Rams, Saints to win 10.5 games

Based on CG Technology’s projection, the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will have 10.5 wins and Los Angeles Chargers 10. The Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles will have 9.5 wins while the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Minnesota Vikings will have nine wins.

The Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans will have 8.5 wins while the San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers will have eight victories.

The Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Detroit Lions are tied with seven wins, the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins are expected to win six games each while the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are predicted to win five games apiece.

Brady to skip OTAs

Mike Reiss of ESPN reported that Brady will skip the voluntary offseason workouts for the second straight season. The workouts will begin April 15, or less than two months after he led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl trophy.

Reiss said the move was no surprise since Brady did it last season after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Reiss said he wants to have more time for his family, just like last season where he visited different countries with her wife, Gisele Bundchen and their children.