Power Rankings: Patriots fall, Dolphins up

September, 18, 2012
There was a big riser and a steep fall in the AFC East for ESPN.com's Power Rankings.

The reigning AFC champion New England Patriots fell from the top spot after Sunday’s surprising upset to the Arizona Cardinals. New England (1-1) dropped to No. 5 this week and has a huge game upcoming against the Baltimore Ravens (1-1).

Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins (1-1) moved up five spots after their dominant win over the Oakland Raiders. The Dolphins have their highest spot of the season thus far at No. 25.

Here are the full Power Rankings for Week 3 in the AFC East:
The Bills (1-1) didn't get much respect after crushing the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. Buffalo improved two spots. The Jets dropped just one spot after a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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