NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Focus on the New England Patriots

November 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At my site—www.GuysNation.com—I do a weekly power ranking of all 32 NFL teams.  It's a hugely subjective process in which I try to account for a team's strength of schedule, margin of victory, good wins and bad losses.
Where do the New England Patriots currently rank?
Last week, they were ranked fifth, having slowly moved up the rankings despite not playing stellar defense and giving away Randy Moss a month ago.
What did the Patriots do in Week 8 to move my opinion in one direction or another?
They followed up a moderately weak road game victory out in San Diego against a sputtering Chargers team by hosting the hapless Minnesota Vikings and picking up a victory by a fair margin.
I'd have to think that Patriots fans would've expected Brett Favre and company to go home a little more frustrated, but maybe with Randy Moss on the other side of the ball and Favre throwing to him (at the time, anyway), maybe the New England fans were just hap...

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