2023 NFL Power Rankings: New England Patriots

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the New England Patriots in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 31

The Patriots are averaging 13.4 points per game. Quarterback Mac Jones has been pulled from four games this season as the offense -- with shaky QB play one key factor alongside a mix-and-match offensive line and limited skill-position targets -- has been the anchor holding the team back. And for the financial and roster-based investments Bill Belichick makes on special teams, that area has also been a disappointment. -- Mike Reiss

NFL.com -- Rank: 31

Whether Bill Belichick continues to coach in New England or not, the Patriots might end up with a 2024 draft selection high enough to consider quarterback options other than Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe next season. The current QB well has been spoiled, it appears, as the Pats sputtered away another game where the defense held its opponent to 10 points. Jones was benched (for the fourth time this season) in the second half, and after Zappe offered a ray of sunshine with a TD drive, he turned heel, throwing a bad pick into thick coverage. Maybe New England will go with Zappe down the stretch. Maybe it won't make a difference. These are Sisyphean matters at this point. A shockingly bad season has sunk further into the abyss. The Patriots are now 0-7 vs. teams outside the AFC East.

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2023 NFL Predictions: AFC East

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.

The AFC East is one of the most competitive divisions in all of football from top to bottom. In fact, only the four AFC North teams are projected to win more games combined than the four AFC East teams in our full-season projections.

See where the Patriots stand in our 2023 AFC East Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: New England Patriots

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the New England Patriots.

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Mac Jones522.1343.33680.818.813.0548.5116.40.61211.63
Matt Corral36.322.5250.51.20.9815.455.40.3520.5

Mac Jones: Jones missed some time in 2022, so his counting stats were down, but so were his efficiency numbers — 65.2% completion rate (67.6% in 2021), 3.2 TD% (4.2%), 6.8 Y/A (7.3) and 84.8 passer rating (92.5). Things should be better (than last year) with Bill O'Brien taking over the offense, but Jones' upside is relatively limited. Jones isn't draftable outside of two-QB or super flex leagues.

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New England Patriots: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the New England Patriots in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. Philadelphia EaglesL 20-25
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17vs. Miami DolphinsL 17-24
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at New York JetsW 15-10
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1at Dallas CowboysL 3-38
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8vs. New Orleans SaintsL 0-34
Week 6Sun., Oct. 15at Las Vegas RaidersL 17-21
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22vs. Buffalo Bills1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29at Miami Dolphins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5vs. Washington Commanders1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12vs. Indianapolis Colts9:30 AM / Tickets
Week 11BYE
Week 12Sun., Nov. 26at New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 3vs. Los Angeles Chargers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Thu., Dec. 7at Pittsburgh Steelers8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 15Mon., Dec. 18vs. Kansas City Chiefs8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at Denver Broncos8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31at Buffalo Bills1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7vs. New York JetsTBD / Tickets

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

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New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New England Patriots from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the New England Patriots:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

14. JC Latham, OT, Alabama

After trading down from this spot in 2023, the Patriots got a bargain in Oregon's Christian Gonzalez. Offensive tackle was a common position linked to the Patriots in 2023 mock drafts, however, and they didn't target the position at all in the draft. In addition, their projected starting offensive tackles — Trent Brown and Riley Rieff — will both be free agents next offseason. Latham is a former five-star recruit who played well at right tackle in his first season as a starter.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

10. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

It was surprising how little New England addressed the offensive tackle position this offseason. I anticipate the team will have issues this season leading to this selection.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

9. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

I actually think Fashanu could go even higher, and he only fell to No. 9 here because teams with earlier picks have different projected needs. That isn't the case with the Patriots, who are relying on Trent Brown and Riley Reiff -- both are 30 or older -- to keep Mac Jones clean in the pocket. Fashanu has the length and quickness to develop into an elite pass-blocker, with the ability to erase speed rushers, take away inside moves and anchor at the top of his set. At 6-foot-6 and 321 pounds, he's also strong enough to move defenders off the ball in the run game. Fashanu played 520 snaps at left tackle last season and didn't allow a single sack.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

7. Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Bowers is among the one-percenters who are physically ready for the NFL after their freshman seasons. He's a tad undersized for the position, but his athletic skill — especially with the ball in his hands — is outstanding.

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New England Patriots - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the New England Patriots.

117Christian GonzalezCBOregon
246Keion WhiteEDGEGeorgia Tech
376Marte MapuLBSacramento State
4107Jake AndrewsCTroy
4112Chad RylandKMaryland
4117Sidy SowGEastern Michigan
5144Antonio MafiGUCLA
6187Kayshon BoutteWRLSU
6192Bryce BaringerPMichigan State
6210Demario DouglasWRLiberty
6214Ameer SpeedDBMichigan State
7245Isaiah BoldenCBJackson State

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