Sep 09, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares to receive the snap against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Patriots beat the Titans 34-13. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
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8 months ago Update 0 comments
With Week 2 officially in the books, the New England Patriots (1-1) took a bit of a hit in the power rankings due to the disappointing 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals (2-0) in Foxborough this past Sunday. Largely considered as one of the league's top teams, the Patriots are no longer ranked in the top-five in either of SB Nation's or NFL.com's Tuesday morning rankings but managed to hold on to a spot in ESPN's poll.
At SB Nation, the Patriots dropped five spots to No. 7 after being ranked second after Week 1.
The Patriots are probably better than the seventh-ranked team but you can not lose to the Cardinals -- !!!! -- in your home opener. First ever home opener loss at Gillette. That was bad.
NFL.com also had the Patriots drop five spots to No. 7 and has the team behind the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles. At ESPN, New England dropped four spots from No. 1 overall to five. While the drop was not as substantial as the other polls, the sentiment was far more ominous.
A home loss to Arizona either will be a wake-up call or the beginning of the Patriots' demise.
8 months ago Article 0 comments
We're just week into the 2012 NFL season, and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are already moving their way up the charts. New England was ranked second in SB Nation's latest NFL power rankings.