We know Belichick isn’t going to step on the field and make any tackles on defense himself, but when it comes to preparing a team, there’s no one better. The chess match will come down to how Belichick prepares his defense and how Wilson and his offense can take advantage. That is going be worth tuning in to alone. Belichick has a respected reputation around the league for making even the best quarterbacks in the game look mediocre by giving them confusing schemes and making halftime adjustments. He can also just simply play a coverage that his defense has never played before, simply because he knows the opposing quarterback struggles against a certain defensive formation. From Peyton Manning to Patrick Mahomes, and from Jared Goff to Matt Ryan, he’s confused them all and come out of battles against them unscathed with wins under his belt. This years Patriots defense, however, is unlike any other before it, as New England has had to replace nine key starters and defensive rotation players from a year ago, with multiple players having left through free agency or opting out of playing.