Sunday's impressive 34-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans helped the New England Patriots move up one spot in SB Nation's latest NFL Power Rankings, released Tuesday by NFL editor Joel Thorman. The Week 1 rankings featured the Pats' (1-0) just below the No. 1-ranked Baltimore Ravens, who were very impressive in a 44-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Here's what Thorman had to say about the Patriots heading into Week 2:
2. New England Patriots (LW: 3, 1-0): 34-13 victory in Week 1 and I barely blink, like wins like that are supposed to happen for New England. Stay healthy and 12-plus wins is attainable once again.
Rounding out the rankings' top five were the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers, who were No. 1 in the preseason rankings.
Meanwhile, the Patriots' Week 2 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, were slotted at No. 27.
27. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 31, 1-0): Yes, I have Arizona behind Seattle even though the Cardinals beat the Seahawks. I still think Seattle is the better team and would win that game more often than not.
Thorman's complete rankings can be read here.
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