Mark Wahlberg just put the ENTIRE NFL on notice ... the Patriots are SO GOOD, they'll whoop your team's ass ... with or without Tom Brady.
TMZ Sports got Mark in NYC Wednesday ... and quizzed him on the highly anticipated return of Brady.
FYI -- the Patriots have 2 games left without T.B. ... before the Golden Boy returns.
Check out the clip ... Wahlberg breaks down the rest of the season ... and even predicts the outcome of the next 3 games.
Better luck next time, Houston, Buffalo and Cleveland.