Thanks to losses by the Niners and Ravens, the Patriots jumped two spots to No. 3 in this week’s ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings. The upcoming Patriots-Texans Monday Night Football matchup at Gillette Stadium features two of the top three ranked teams. The Texans are at No. 1.
The Broncos are also climbing the charts, moving ahead two spots to No. 5. The Patriots (No. 3), Broncos (No. 5) and Ravens (No. 6) are all at 9-3, fighting for the No. 2 seed in the AFC and the all-important bye.
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