AFC East Power Rankings after Week 2

Do the Patriots have any hope within the AFC East after two weeks?
New England Patriots, Mac Jones
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Sunday Night Football ended with a thud, as the New England Patriots turned the ball over on downs, thus ending their quest to make a 14-point comeback against a division rival, the Miami Dolphins.

Now going into Week 3 at 0-2, the Patriots are searching for answers.

Fortunately, the AFC East doesn't look too daunting just yet. New England has a chance to start flipping the script next week against the Jets, but right now, their reality is a winless football team.

So, after two weeks, where do the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East stand in our latest power rankings?

4. New England Patriots (0-2)

It should be fairly obvious, but the Patriots do check in at no. 4 here. One could argue that the Patriots might be the third-best team in the division after barely losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 and then their Week 2 loss coming to the 2-0 Miami Dolphins. But, here they stand.

Despite their two losses, the Patriots do have a bit to hang their hat on. Currently, New England is the 8th-ranked passing offense in the league, which is actually very impressive. Mac Jones has looked noticeably better in two games, this year, than he did all of last season.

The problem has actually been an inability to get a consistent ground game going, as the Patriots rank in the bottom 10 there.

Next week will be a big one, again as the Patriots take on the Jets who are, of course, without Aaron Rodgers the rest of the regular season, at the very least. Can New England rebound against the Zach Wilson-led Jets?