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.