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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots vault up after spending spree

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Winners of the NFL offseason don't get trophies. But they do get recognition in fresh batches of NFL Power Rankings.

The beginning of the new league year saw a flurry of signings to kick off NFL free agency, and few teams were busier than the New England Patriots, who signed 12 players within the first week.

The Patriots already look a lot better on paper, but can they be considered a contender with Cam Newton under center?

That depends on what you think of their competition. With major free-agent signings in the books, our latest 2021 NFL Power Rankings assess every team to determine whether they've gotten better or worse (or neither) since the end of last season.

2021 NFL Power Rankings: Post-free agency standings for all 32 teams