The New England Patriots have moved up two spots -- from No. 8 to No. 6 -- in the latest edition of the RealClearSports NFL Power Rankings, earning an average score of 5.88 based on the rankings of eight different sites.
Put the Patriots here with a bullet. With Randy Moss, they looked like an elite AFC team. We'll have to see how they fare with Deion Branch in the lineup instead. Upcoming games against Baltimore, San Diego and Minnesota provide a nice litmus test.