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Patriots sixth in Power Rankings
The NFL regular-season opener is just two days aside, and now that rosters have been trimmed in order to 53 players, ESPN. com’s employees of seven voters has pulled together its final preseason Strength Rankings. The Patriots checked in near the top of list, deciding in at sixth, behind just one other AFC team, the Broncos (fourth). Writes the panel regarding the Patriots: “With Gronk’s injury plus Wes Welker gone, the Pats’ offense rests on Tom Brady’s chemistry with undrafted rookies Zach Sudfeld and Kenbrell Thompkins.