NFL Power Rankings: Falcons, Packers drop in Week 9
Oct 29, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports
1. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-0)
Last week: 1
New England just keeps getting it done. After surviving a scare by the New York Jets last week, they piled on the humiliation for the rejuvenated Miami Dolphins to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Tom Brady was nearly perfect, going 26-of-38 for 356 yards and four touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski continued his dominant season, leading the Patriots with six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown.
The defense was impressive, too. Ryan Tannehill was sacked five times, and threw zero touchdowns with two interceptions. After dominating the Houston Texans the week prior, Lamar Miller was limited to just 15 rushing yards, although he did punch in a touchdown.
Who is going to stop these Patriots? Right now, it’s hard to see anybody getting it done. And while that’s the case, they will remain atop these power rankings.