Sunday's disappointing 41-34 loss to the 49ers dropped the Patriots out of the SB Nation NFL Power Rankings' top spot.
The New England Patriots lost their top spot in the SB Nation NFL Power Rankings on Tuesday. The Patriots (10-4) lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 41-34, on Sunday and the result forced NFL Editor Joel Thorman to drop New England from No. 1 to No. 5.
Here's what Thorman had to say about the Patriots.
5. New England Patriots (LW: 1, 10-4): Don't feel bad for the Patriots. They're still one of the five best teams in the NFL and have as good of a shot as anyone to win the Super Bowl. Don't over think the occasional loss.
Next week's opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, are ranked the second-worst team in the NFL. That game is schedule to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS.