Patriots #2 in the Latest ESPN NFL Power Rankings

Ian Logue
August 09, 2011 at 03:28pm ET

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So far all the latest acquisitions haven't done enough to convince the "experts" that the Patriots should be ranked #1, at least not according to the latest NFL power rankings.

ESPN.com currently ranks New England #2 behind the Green Bay Packers, who jumped from #9 last week to the top spot.

Right behind New England are the Eagles, followed by the Saints and Steelers.  The Jets are at #7, up one spot from last week.

As for how the other half are living, they're not too happy out in Cincinnati.  Chad Ochocinco's old team is reeling a bit, dropping from #31 last week to dead last.

Not that it matters since we haven't seen a live game just yet, which makes it a bit early to get too excited.  We'll finally get to see some actual football Thursday night when the Patriots finally hit the field against the Jaguars at Gillette Stadium.

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