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Monday, December 24, 2012
Power Rankings: Patriots drop to fifth

By ESPNBoston.com

NFL Power rankings

The Patriots dropped one spot to No. 5 in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings in the wake of their close call against Jacksonville on Sunday. The Broncos, meanwhile, are the new No. 1 team after their 10th consecutive victory. The top spot had been occupied by the Niners, who fell two spots to No. 3 after being blown out by the Seahawks on Sunday night.