Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots Drop In Rankings With Loss To Giants

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 6: Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots gains yards against the defense Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in the second half on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Hernandez would score later in that set of downs. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots drop in the power rankings with the loss to the New York Giants.

This past weekend was a heart breaker for the New England Patriots. After a scoreless first half, the game opened up in the third quarter with the Giants going ahead 10-3. The Pats had a chance to win in the fourth leading the game 20-17 with a minute and a half remaining. The Giants drove down and scored with fifteen seconds remaining on a pass to Jake Ballard. The loss created a three-way tie for first in the AFC East and caused the Patriots to drop six spots to 10. While it may be too soon to truly worry, there is a cause for concern with the current play of the defense, more specifically the secondary. With a relatively easy upcoming schedule with games against the Chiefs, Eagles, Colts, and Redskins, the Pats need to come away 3-1 if they have playoff hopes. 

The Jets improved to 11, the Bills dropped to 12, and the Miami Dolphins are 30 after picking up the first win of the season. 

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