Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
I think Brady has 1 or 2 really big games (like the opener in Miami last year) yardage wise.
I really think the Pats are going to try and be more balanced this year, which I hope they succeed.
If Brady has to throw for more than 5,000+ yards that tells me the Pats will be in alot of shootouts and the defense has not improved.
Just my opinion though.
I agree with the sentiment, and I don't expect anything close to 5,000+ yards either, but I think even with a more balanced offense he'll end up around 46-4700. The Pats aren't going to be balanced with the run enough such that Brady averages less than 266 yds/game outside of that monster game, as your numbers suggest. Anyway.