Yes, everyone knows power rankings mean nothing - well, except in college football. But regardless, it's the middle of the week and I think I've read about all I care to on Randy Moss, Deion Branch, and Logan Mankins. Curious to see what others think of the Pats, and the rest of the NFL. =============================================== Week 6 - after the bye and prior to Pats (3-1) vs Ravens =============================================== NFL Power Rankings Week 6 - National Football League - ESPN 1-5: Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Falcons, Colts 6-10: Pats, Bears, Packers, Saints, Colts Pats: #8 (up 2); Deion Branch is a nice peace offering to Tom Brady after the Randy Moss trade. NFL Power Rankings - Top 32 NFL Football Teams - FOX Sports on MSN 1-5: Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Falcons, Bears 6-10: Giants, Colts, Packers, Saints, Titans Pats: #11 (down 1); It's hard to see how the loss of starting WR Randy Moss will make this team better, but it will be interesting to see how the addition of veteran WR Deion Branch will help going forward. It's debatable whether Branch is a quality starting player at this point in his career, however. NFL Power Rankings: Saints aren't looking so hot now - NFL - CBSSports.com Football 1-5: Ravens, Falcons, Jets, Steelers, Pats 6-10: Colts, Bears, Saints, Redskins, Giants Pats: #5 (up 3); No Moss. That's a Bill Belichick move that will be dissected in a big way. We'll see how that offense does against a good Ravens defense this week. NFL Power Rankings for Week 6 has Steelers, Ravens at top - Don Banks - SI.com 1-5: Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Falcons, Pats 6-10: Colts, Saints, Bears, Packers, Giants Pats: #5 (up 2); The Patriots getting rid of Randy Moss and turning back to Deion Branch is a little like the guy who realizes he's dating someone out of his league and decides to get back together with his old girlfriend. She may not be the hottie of all time, but she's not a weekly headache either. Sometimes it's just not worth the trouble to upgrade. Week Five Power Rankings | ProFootballTalk.com 1-5: Jets, Ravens, Steelers, Falcons, Pats 6-10: Colts, Saints, Bears, Titans, Packers Pats: #5 (up 3); So they traded away supposed model citizen and stellar performer Randy Moss and they traded for a washed-up guy who pissed and moaned his way out of town? Sounds about right. AC 2010 NFL power rankings week 6 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports 1-5: Ravens, Steelers, Falcons, Jets, Pats 6-10: Colts, Giants, Saints, Bears, Chiefs Pats: #5 (up 2); Could this offense really be better without Randy Moss? We'll see. NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Ravens, Jets Keep Leading AFC's Charge -- NFL FanHouse 1-5: Ravens, Jets, Steelers, Pats, Falcons 6-10: Colts, Bears, Titans, Saints, Redskins Pats: #4 (up 1); Put the Patriots here with a bullet. With Randy Moss, they looked like an elite AFC team. We'll have to see how they fare with Deion Branch in the lineup instead. Upcoming games against Baltimore, San Diego and Minnesota provide a nice litmus test. NFL Power Poll: Colts crack the Top 5 - NFL - Sporting News 1-5: Jets, Ravens, Steelers, Pats, Colts 6-10: Saints, Packers, Falcons, Titans, Bears Pats: #4 (up 2); We'll know if they truly are among the AFC's elite after their Ravens rematch on Sunday. http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-Power-Rankings-5485.html 1-5: Ravens, Jets, Steelers, Pats, Bears 6-10: Falcons, Colts, Giants, Saints, Redskins Pats: #4 (up 2); The Pats come off the bye week with Ray Lewis and the Ravens on the schedule.