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Patriots deflect talk of perfection as camp opens

(TSX / STATS) -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Bill Belichick isn't new to questions about a possible undefeated season.

Back in 2007 his new-look Patriots, buoyed by the additions of Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Adalius Thomas, flew out of the gates with seven straight wins by 17 points or more on the way to a 16-0 regular season. That march through the record books ended with an upset loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

A decade later, the questions about a possible perfect season are coming a bit earlier. The defending champion Patriots' aggressive offseason -- trading for wide receiver Brandin Cooks and signing cornerback Stephon Gilmore to the biggest free agent deal in team history -- elevated already-high expectations for the defending Super Bowl champs.

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-New England 1420.875
x-Miami 1060.625
Buffalo 790.438
New York 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady3554
Pass TDs: T. Brady28
Rush Yds: L. Blount1161
Rush TDs: L. Blount18
Rec Yds: J. Edelman1106
Rec TDs: M. Bennett7
Int: M. Butler4
Sacks: T. Flowers7.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6180 (4)
Passing Yards: 4456 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1872 (7)
Points per game: 27.6 (3)
Yards per game: 386.3 (4)
Touchdowns: 51 (4)
Field Goals: 27 (17)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5223 (8)
Passing Yards: 4033 (13)
Rushing Yards: 1417 (3)
Points per game: 15.6 (1)
Yards per game: 326.4 (8)
Touchdowns: 27 (2)
Field Goals: 21 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/27 T. Washington signed
7/26 C. Kidder signed
7/25 A. Hawkins retired
7/21 C. Farris reserve/non football injury
6/22 D. White cut
6/21 D. Harris signed Two-year contract (through 2018)
6/9 J. Edelman re-signed Two-year extension (through 2018)
6/8 D. Rivers signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2020)
6/6 C. Vereen on IR undisclosed
6/5 W. Likely III signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
6/6 C. Vereen undisclosed (IR)
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