The New England Patriots fell for the first time this season to the Denver Broncos during a week 12 matchup, 30-24.
The Patriots did not fall far, considering they played without Amendola, Edelman, and Collins, and lost Hightower and Gronk throughout the game. It took Denver overtime to claim victory over the visiting Patriots.
The Patriots fell to number two on ESPN.com while the Panthers moved up a spot to claim number one in the NFL. The Broncos remained at number three and the Eagles, who play the Pats next, moved up a spot somehow after a Thanksgiving blow out dealt to them by the Lions, to number 24 overall. The Cardinals and Bengals round out number four and five. To see ESPN’s Power Rankings go HERE.
NFL.com released their power rankings as well, and the Patriots fell to number two overall, just a one spot drop. I personally loved Elliot Harrison’s comments on the Patriots, saying what Brady did in the fourth should cement him as the greatest QB of all time. Bravo. The Broncos remained at number five while the Cardinals and Bengals came in at number three and four. The Eagles remained at number 24. To see the NFL’s full power rankings, go HERE.