ESPN's Football Power Index has Patriots ranked in top 10 for 2020

Ryan Hannable
May 26, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Maybe the Patriots won't be as bad as some think without Tom Brady.

According to ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), the Patriots come in at No. 9 in the entire league for 2020.

The system is based on each team's Las Vegas win total; last season's performance on offense, defense and special teams; the number of returning starters; coaching staff changes; and starting and backup quarterbacks

It has the Patriots finishing with 8.6 wins and gives them a 60 percent chance of making the playoffs.  

Meanwhile, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are ranked No. 8, projected for 9.1 win and have a 63 percent chance of making the playoffs.

The AFC East is a bit interesting as the Bills are ranked No. 10, but have a 41 percent chance to win the division, while the Patriots have a 40.9 percent chance. 

At the top, Kansas City is No. 1, Baltimore, No. 2 and San Francisco No. 3.

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