New England Patriots drop in Week 1 NFL Power Rankings

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 7: Tom Brady (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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6.) Atlanta Falcons (1-0)

After losing Super Bowl LI in heart breaking fashion, the Falcons were able to avoid a tough loss on the road to start the season. By no means was their win against the Chicago Bears an impressive one, but it was important to see them get a win. Even though they won, they didn’t look all that good in Week 1.

5.) Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)

Easily one of the best wins of the week came from the Chiefs. Kansas City was able to go to New England and pull off the upset. Running back Kareem Hunt burst on to the scene with a great game in his debut. After fumbling on his first carry, Hunt bounced back and was one of the main reasons why the Chiefs were able to win. As the defending AFC West Champions, Week 1 was a statement for the Chiefs.

4.) Dallas Cowboys (1-0)

After a very good 2016 season, the Dallas Cowboys were able to start their season off on a positive note with a convincing win against the New York Giants. Having Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield was huge for the Cowboys. With Elliott, the Cowboys were able to play their game and control the clock. Moving forward, the Cowboys will have to hope that Elliott will continue to be allowed to play.