Bill Belichick is a wizard.
No Tom Brady? That's OK. We'll roll out Jimmy Garoppolo and still win. No Jimmy G.? That's fine. Here's Jacoby Brissett. Who? For as much talk as there is in the Saints world about how injuries are hurting this team's performance, the Patriots are undefeated and have been without arguably the greatest players to ever play their respective offensive positions in QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski.
The Denver Broncos continue to win, showing similar Next Man Up mentality after losing DE Demarcus Ware for 4-5 weeks due to injury. The AFC is absolutely dominating right now and it's no surprise these two teams sit atop SB Nation's most recent Power Rankings. You can view the full list here.
And my goodness the Chicago Bears are terrible right now. Again, another team ravaged by injuries, the Browns have stumbled and limped out of the gate to an 0-3 record and find themselves in the basement of the NFL rankings.
So where do you think the New Orleans Saints fall? Would they find themselves closer to the Patriots/Broncos or the lowly Chicago Bears? Obviously the latter, and the Saints come in at a disappointing position of #29.
My Power Rankings will be out later today, but don't expect much better.