NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Patriots Slip To No. 5 After First Loss Of Season In Buffalo

Tom Brady set an NFL record for most passing yards through the first three games of a season but also threw four picks and the Patriots couldn't hold off the Bills in a 34-31 loss, dropping them to No. 5 in the SB Nation Week 4 NFL Power Rankings.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Patriots Slip To No. 5 After Loss To Bills

Tom Brady had another electrifying performance against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, throwing for nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, Brady also threw four interceptions and the New England Patriots were edged by their division rivals, 34-31, dropping the Pats to No. 5 in the latest NFL Power Rankings from SB Nation.

5. New England Patriots (2-1, LW: 2): Tom Brady was 14 yards shy of setting an NFL record with three consecutive 400-plus yard passing games. The problem? It came in a loss.

Without surprise, the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers remained on top of the rankings after posting their third straight win of the season. The Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers round out the top four in the Week 4 rankings.

Immediately after the Pats are the New York Jets at No. 6 after being upset by the Oakland Raiders. Buffalo came in at No. 7 after beating New England and the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans round out the top ten. St. Louis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami and Minnesota - all of which are 0-3 - round out the bottom five in the rankings this week, respectively.

For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Patriots Ranked No. 2 After San Diego Win

Tom Brady picked apart his second straight opposing defense on Sunday, this time tearing apart the San Diego Chargers defense for 423 passing yards and three touchdowns. Through two games, Brady has 940 passing yards.

That alone has been good enough to earn the Patriots a No. 2 ranking in the latest SB Nation NFL Power Rankings for Week 3, with Joel Thorman looking forward to a spectacular year from Brady and company.

2. New England Patriots (2-0, LW: 3): 940 passing yards for Tom Brady through two games. This is going to be a fun season to watch.

Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers remained on top of the SB Nation power rankings after topping the Carolina Panthers, 30-23. Thorman also writes that, until the Packers prove otherwise, they're staying in the top spot.

Rounding out the top ten are the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs round out the bottom eight teams in the SB Nation rankings.

For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Patriots Ranked No. 3 After Big Win In Miami

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots blew the doors off the Miami Dolphins in the season opener on Monday night in Miami, coasting to a 38-24 win. Brady threw for 517 yards in the win, placing him fifth all-time in single game passing yards.

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