First, I realize that any team can win on any given Sunday...there are obviously no guarantees. That being said, we all know Brandon Browner is suspended for the first four games. Let's take a look at the competition the team will face without him:
@ Chiefs (this should be a tough road game)
The Pats may have gotten a little lucky in the schedule making...despite 3 of the 4 games being away, none of these teams have dominant or even above average passing games. The defense will face Tannehill, Cassel/Bridgewater, Schaub, and Alex Smith. The Chiefs have the best one of that group, and that isn't saying much IMO.
Therefore, let us hope that the team takes advantage.