NFL Power Rankings: Patriots Among Top 3

SB Nation's NFL editor Joel Thorman released his preseason Power Rankings Tuesday, and the New England Patriots were ranked No. 3 overall. The Patriots were edged by the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, who were slotted No. 1 and 2.

Here's what the Thorman had to say about New England:

3. New England Patriots (LW: 2): What is this, decade No. 2 for the Patriots being a top three team? So consistent. The floor for this team is the AFC Championship Game.

Overall, the Patriots were the highest-ranked AFC team, as the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans rounded out the top 5 in order.

The Patriots' Week 1 opponent, the Tennessee Titans, were ranked No. 21.

21. Tennessee Titans (LW: 20): If Chris Johnson isn't the old Chris Johnson this year it could be a long year in Tennessee.

For all your Patriots news, visit Pats Pulpit and stay tuned to SB Nation Boston. Check out SB Nation's NFL hub for news from around the league.

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