NFL Power Rankings: Patriots falling fast after consecutive losses

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NFL Power Rankings: Patriots falling fast after consecutive losses

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-8)

Last week: 30

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29. Tennessee Titans (3-9)

Last week: 31

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

28. New Orleans Saints (4-8)

Last week: 29

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

27. Baltimore Ravens (4-8)

Last week: 26

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16. Buffalo Bills (6-6)

Last week 16

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15. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)

Last week: 24

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)

Last week: 18

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

12. Atlanta Falcons (6-6)

Last week: 13

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)


With four weeks left to play, the team that spent nearly three months pursuing a 16-0 regular season may not even end up with a first-round bye.

Last week's edition of our power rankings was the first time all season that New England surrendered its top position. After dropping a second consecutive game, to the sub-.500 Philadelphia Eagles no less, there could be as many as five or six teams ranked ahead of them heading into Week 14.

Click through the gallery above to see where New England stands and how the rest of the top 10 shook out.

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NFL Power Rankings: Patriots falling fast after consecutive losses
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 6: Jesse James #81 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Darius Butler #20 (not pictured) of the Indianapolis Colts as Mike Adams #29 of the Indianapolis Colts defends in the first quarter of the game at Heinz Field on December 6, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Aller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos, Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos, and Bradley Roby #29 of the Denver Broncos tackle Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 6, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
DETROIT MI - DECEMBER 3: Richard Rodgers #82 of the Green Bay Packers catches a fourth quarter touchdown to win the game 27-23 over the Detroit Lions on December 3 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 06: Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolls out of the end zone after catching the game-winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings grabs the face-mask of Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks after an interception by Thomas during the second quarter of the game on December 6, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 6: Tavon Austin #11 of the St. Louis Rams is tackled by Kevin Minter #51 of the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 6, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 6: Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a catch against Tennessee Titans during the game at Nissan Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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