AFC Power Rankings: Patriots stay on top

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New England Patriots. 1. player. 47. . AFC East. 5-0

It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but a win on the road in primetime is a win on the road in primetime. The Patriots navigated through a charged atmosphere at LucasOil Stadium last night to remain atop these AFC power rankings. If you’ve been keeping up with these rankings, you know that the Patriots won’t budge until they lose a game in 2015.

Danny Amendola had himself a game last night, leading the Patriots in receptions (seven) as well as receiving yards (105). It was good to see ‘Dola pick up the slack when Julian Edelman was struggling to hold on to the ball, which resulted in a pick-six for Mike Adams, Tom Brady’s first interception of the year.

As predicted before the game here on Musket Fire, Chandler Jones was a standout performer, totaling 2.5 sacks of Andrew Luck. Hopefully, the Patriots will have Jabaal Sheard back next week to play alongside Jones for the showdown against the Jets.

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