3. New England Patriots

Last Week's Rank: 3
Record: 12 - 3
This Week: W vs. Dolphins, 24 - 27
Up Next: vs. Bills, 1:00 Sunday
Trending: Up

The Patriots are on a seven-game winning streak, but in their last five games they've given up 24 points to inept offenses. Tom Brady can get you to the Super Bowl, but he doesn't have the key to win it, the defense does and they must step up if they want to get it done. Expect the Patriots to take their foot off the gas this weekend as they play the Bills in a meaningless game. —Richard Boadu