Happy Halloween! The New England Patriots are midway through their schedule, and as we take stock on Allhallows Eve, they’ve provided fans with six wins’ worth of tricks, treats and a few scares along the way. What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with a special edition of Patriots power rankings?
It’s time to revisit my preseason power rankings of the entire New England roster for the midseason update. The Patriots as a team seem a natural fit for a Halloween theme, as they’ve stumbled inexorably forward like zombies. They sustain one injury after another but continue undaunted in relentless pursuit of the postseason.
No matter how many times fans, media and gleeful haters declare them dead, the Patriots rise up yet again with the signature cold determination of the undead.
Players are ranked from worst to best, based on contributions thus far and expected contributions moving forward. Only players currently on the 53-man roster are included. Consequently, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Sebastian Vollmer are absent after landing on injured reserve.