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NFL Helmet Rankings: #’s 32-25

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Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; General view of a New England Patriots helmet during the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

25. New England Patriots

Strengths: They don’t suck. Really, that is it.

Weaknesses: When the only strength is that “they don’t suck,” that is not good. The logo is weak at best (flying Elvis?) and they are rolling without stripe? Aren’t Patriots supposed to be American? What is more American than a stripe on a football helmet? Fail. Like the Ravens, these are just so plain, and like the Ravens, they lack the classicness and/or fierce logo to properly pull it off. Again, another great front office that seems to have overlooked their helmet.

Ideas for improvement: Personally, I would go with the throwback helmet and uniforms. If they want to stick with these helmets, I would suggest an upgrade to the logo, darken the silver, and add a damn stripe.