Patriots game-by-game predictions

Predicting the outcome of the New England Patriots' 2014 schedule is a tough task because so much can change on a week-to-week basis in the NFL.

Looking back at past predictions, this is how the record stacks up:

2010: 9-7

2011: 11-5

2012: 13-3

2013: 8-8

After last year's performance, this writer is feeling the heat. As we know, 8-8 isn't acceptable around these parts. So let's try to turn this thing around -- one game at a time.