NFL power rankings: preseason Week 3

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New England Patriots. 1. player. 47. <p>When a team wins the Super Bowl, they must be regarded as the best team in the NFL until real football is played again. I would have said that if the Seahawks had prevailed in February, too, so that’s not my Patriots bias talking.</p> <p>In the Pats’ second preseason game, Jimmy Garoppolo was very impressive. He completed 28 of 33 passes, tossing a touchdown and an interception (we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on that pick, even though it was a bit of an overthrow). If Jimmy G does end up starting the season against Pittsburgh, he will have a Hall of Fame target at his disposal. Reggie Wayne adds an immediate answer at wide receiver in the wake of the season-ending injuries to Brandon Gibson and Brian Tyms.</p> <p>You’ll see the Patriots residing atop these power rankings until they lose a regular season game in 2015.</p>. AFC East. Last week: 1