Patriots Retake Top Spot in MMQB's Week 11 Power Rankings

Devon Clements

Despite not playing a game in Week 10, the New England Patriots managed to move up to the top of this week's MMQB power rankings. 

A loss in OT bumped the San Francisco 49ers down two spots from one to three in the Week 11 power rankings, which not only bumped up the Patriots from No. 2 to No. 1, but also gave a boost to the Baltimore Ravens, who beat New England in Week 9. Baltimore was previously No. 4 in the rankings but are now No. 2. 

Here is what the MMQB staff had to stay about the Patriots reclaiming the No. 1 spot in the power rankings. 

"The bye gave Tom and the fellas plenty of time to pour over the putrid game film from Baltimore and some Super Bowl LII tape, just for good measure. The “meat” of the Patriots schedule begins this weekend in Philadelphia."

Simply put - New England is currently listed as the best team in the NFL, but that could change very quickly over the coming weeks. 

With the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on their remaining schedule, New England may have one of the toughest stretches of games in the entire league over the next month. These next four weeks will surely be a gauge of how good this Patriots team is and if they are bound for yet another Super Bowl appearance this season. 

First up following the ye week is the Eagles, who had won their previous two games before entering their bye week this past week as well. Philadelphia apparently watched film of Super Bowl LII during their bye, which was the last time they played New England, as a way to learn/gameplan against this year's Patriots team. We shall see on Sunday at 4:30 how sound their gameplan is for their Week 11 bout against the reigning Super Bowl champions. 

Comments (3)
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Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Pats next stretch of games will prove their worth

Sarah Weisberg
Sarah Weisberg

I'm looking forward to seeing how the Patriots use their loss to their gain. Having extra time to study footage during their bye week can only be to their advantage.

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Interesting note on Philly watching Super Bowl game film. They are trying to see how the offense has changed since Gronk is gone. Interesting move that could lead them to know this current offense even more.