Top 10 candidates to unseat the Patriots following Super Bowl LI

By Michael Dixon

Super Bowl LI is in the can, and of course congratulations are owed to the New England Patriots, who beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime.

With that out of the way, it’s never too early to look ahead to Super Bowl LII.

No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since New England in 2003 and 2004. So, that tells us that as great as these Patriots always seem to be, they will not be victorious on February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Who are the most likely teams to unseat New England?

Can the Atlanta Falcons get back? What about the Green Bay Packers or Seattle Seahawks? Are the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys likely to continue 2016’s momentum? Are the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos likely to get back a year after Super Bowl 50’s participants both missed the playoffs? What teams might be completely surprising?

When Super Bowl LII rolls around, which teams are most likely to take the reigns from the Super Bowl LI champs?