New England Patriots: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#4)

Last week: 4 (+0)

Record: 8-3

You could argue the Patriots had no business coming back from down 24-0 to beat the Broncos in overtime, but they also had no business being down 24-0. At the end of the day, the two teams were very even in first downs (28 to 27 Broncos), yardage (440 to 412 Patriots), takeaways (4 to 3 Patriots), failed 4th down (1 to 0 Broncos), and punts forced (8 to 6 Patriots). The Patriots played the Broncos very even and won the game. I still think the Broncos would win more often than not on a neutral field, but the Patriots have done a very good job reasserting their offensive dominance now that they have all of their weapons back from injury. They’re definitely in the mix.

Week 12 Studs

QB Tom Brady

WR Julian Edelman

LT Nate Solder

LG Logan Mankins

LE Rob Ninkovich

MLB Brandon Spikes

CB Logan Ryan

CB Kyle Arrington

Week 12 Duds

DT Chris Jones

DT Joe Vellano

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