Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The New England Patriots dropped in SB Nation's power ranking poll after a Week 4 victory over the Buffalo Bills
Coming in at No. 7 last week following a controversial loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Patriots have slid two spots to No. 9 overall behind the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. They are the third highest ranked AFC team on the list. SB Nation's Joel Thorman explained the move by stating that a blowout in Buffalo should be an expected outcome for the Patriots and cited the team's return to a .500 winning percentage.
For the complete power poll at SB Nation, click here.
However, power polls at both ESPN and NFL.com found the Patriots' demonstrative win to be a bit more impressive as both rankings boosted the team from their previous placements following Week 3. Both lists had New England at No. 6 overall, with ESPN moving the team up two spots and NFL.com moving them up one.