Last week, the New England Patriots jumped back up to the number two spot in SB Nation’s power rankings following a victory over the Chargers. They remained behind just the Packers, who defeated the Patriots in week 13.
New England has now rattled off wins in nine of its last 10 games after being blown out by the Chiefs on national television in Week 4. Since that embarrassing loss, Tom Brady has gone on an absolute tear, completing 66 percent of his passes at 7.76 yards per attempt in that time, with 28 touchdowns and just six picks -- good for a 106.9 passer rating. Over that streak, Rob Gronkowski has caught 63 passes for 946 yards and eight touchdowns, and it's safe to say he changes what the Patriots are able to do to defenses and provides Brady with his favorite target. Also important is that the Patriots' defense has been stingy of late as well, allowing an average of 13.5 points in their last two wins.
Here’s something kind of amazing: there are eight teams right now that have ten wins or more. The Bills, who knocked off the previous number one team and are a solid 8-6, are ranked 15th.