Simmons has Pats atop his power poll

ESPN.com Sports Guy Bill Simmons -- an unabashed New England fan -- ranked each of the 32 NFL teams in his latest column, with his beloved Patriots taking the top spot in his power poll. Bill thinks this Pats team is starting to look a lot like those championship teams from the mid-2000s. Here's what he wrote:

Bend but don't break on defense, spread the ball around on offense, get lucky with turnovers, take advantage of dumb coaching decisions by the other team, don't beat yourself with stupid penalties, get consistently good contributions from a loaded rookie class AND random castoffs from other teams, keep chugging along even as people are rightfully picking you apart and pointing to hard-core reasons why this can't continue ... ladies and gentlemen, the New England Patriots are back in business!