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SB Nation Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots Drop to 10th

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Despite their 16-9 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots dropped to 10th in this week's SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings.

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Over on the main site, Danny Kelly has released SB Nation's week three NFL power rankings. Despite their 16-9 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots dropped to 10th (from 9th a week ago):

RANK TEAM BLOG
1 Seattle Seahawks, 2-1 (Last Week: 2) Field Gulls
2 Denver Broncos, 2-1 (Last Week: 1) Mile High Report
3 Cincinnati Bengals, 3-0 (Last Week: 3) Cincy Jungle
4 Arizona Cardinals, 3-0 (Last Week: 8) Revenge of the Birds
5 Philadelphia Eagles, 3-0 (Last Week: 6) Bleeding Green Nation
6 San Diego Chargers. 2-1 (Last Week: 10) Bolts from the Blue
7 Baltimore Ravens, 2-1 (Last Week: 12) Baltimore Beatdown
8 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2-1 (Last Week: 18) Behind the Steel Curtain
9 Carolina Panthers, 2-1 (Last Week: 4) Cat Scratch Reader
10 New England Patriots, 2-1 (Last Week: 9) Pats Pulpit
11 Chicago Bears, 2-1 (Last Week: 11) Windy City Gridiron
12 Detroit Lions, 2-1 (Last Week: 19) Pride of Detroit
13 Atlanta Falcons, 2-1 (Last Week: 15) The Falcoholic
14 San Francisco 49ers, 1-2 (Last Week: 5) Niners Nation
15 New Orleans Saints, 1-2 (Last Week: 16) Canal Street Chronicles
16 Green Bay Packers, 1-2 (Last Week: 7) Acme Packing Company
17 Buffalo Bills, 2-1 (Last Week: 13) Buffalo Rumblings
18 Indianapolis Colts, 1-2 (Last Week: 17) Stampede Blue
19 Houston Texans, 2-1 (Last Week: 14) Battle Red Blog
20 Kansas City Chiefs, 1-2 (Last Week: 24) Arrowhead Pride
21 Dallas Cowboys, 2-1 (Last Week: 25) Blogging the Boys
22 Cleveland Browns, 1-2 (Last Week: 23) Dawgs by Nature
23 New York Jets, 1-2 (Last Week: 21) Gang Green Nation
24 Miami Dolphins, 1-2 (Last Week: 22) The Phinsider
25 Washington, 1-2 (Last Week: 27) Hogs Haven
26 Minnesota Vikings, 1-2 (Last Week: 20) Daily Norseman
27 New York Giants, 1-2 (Last Week: 29) Big Blue View
28 Tennessee Titans, 1-2 (Last Week: 26) Music City Miracles
29 St. Louis Rams, 1-2 (Last Week: 28) Turf Show Times
30 Oakland Raiders, 0-3 (Last Week: 32) Silver and Black Pride
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 0-3 (Last Week: 30) Bucs Nation
32 Jacksonville Jaguars, 0-3 (Last Week: 31) Big Cat Country

The drop for the Patriots is certainly warranted. On paper, they should have destroyed the Raiders on Sunday. However, the team did not play to their potential and nearly let the game get away.

Still, not so sure I would pick the Ravens as the team to jump New England. They haven't impressed me despite their close win over the Browns. It would be easier to justify the Bears, Falcons, or Lions making that jump instead.

What are your thoughts on the Patriots' ranking?