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.