1. New England Patriots, 3-3 (vs. New York Jets Sunday)
A heartbreaker in Seattle kept the Pats from 4-2. The question now is will the stinging loss permeate the team and stick through October? That of course falls on New England. Offensively, the Patriots are good enough to beat anyone, which is what makes their 3-3 start so perplexing. A porous secondary is at the core of much of New England’s early woes. The upside is that the Patriots' schedule strength ranks 32nd in the league. It’s an advantage they’ll need to capitalize on if they want to reach New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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