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The Patriots absolutely fly up USA TODAY’s power rankings after win over Chargers

The New England Patriots took a massive leap up USA TODAY’s power rankings after Week 8. A win over the Los Angles Chargers has moved Bill Belichick’s team from 21st to ninth.

That’s the biggest move I can remember seeing for New England in these rankings over the last few years. Apparently. the last two weeks have made a big impression upon USA TODAY’s Nate Davis, who expects the Patriots to take care of business over the next three weeks against the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons.