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NFL power rankings, Week 11: AFC edition

16. Cleveland Browns

When you have not won a game and we are approaching Thanksgiving, you are going to be last on any list. Unless we are talking NFL draft order, then you are first!

15. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars were supposed to be one of the most improved teams this season. Instead, they are 2-7 and looking to fire everyone after this season.

14. New York Jets

New York has completely fallen apart. The Jets won 10 games last year but sit 3-7 this year because of horrific quarterback play and an aging Darrelle Revis.

13. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are not a good team, but they could move toward the top of the middling AFC South with a win this weekend at home over Tennessee.

12. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo is going to miss the playoffs again, something they have done every year since 1999. The Bills are 4-5 and likely going to lose this week against the Bengals.

11. Baltimore Ravens

This is a very low spot for a team that is both 5-4 and leading its division. So why this low on the totem pole? Because the offense is terrible and the schedule gets very, very tough in the coming weeks.

10. Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati is sitting at 3-5-1 and desperately need to win this weekend against Buffalo,. The good news? The schedule is much, much easier the rest of the way.

9. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins have won four straight games and are on the fringe of the playoff picture. With a win over the Rams, things could get really interesting.

8. Tennessee Titans

Tennessee continues to play better and better. A lot of people thought the hiring of Mike Mularkey was uninspired, but it has worked well to this point.

7. San Diego Chargers

The Chargers would be running away with the AFC South, but unfortunately, the play in the West. There, they have no shot to get out of the basement.

6. Houston Texans

Houston is impossible to figure out. They have beaten two division leaders in the Chiefs and Lions, but Brock Osweiler is awful. We might find out more against Oakland on Monday.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger need to get it together if they want to win the North. On the bright side, they are only one game out of the divisional lead.

4. Denver Broncos

Denver is 7-3 and the defending champs, so it remains a real threat. The only looming question is whether or not the Broncos can win with Trevor Siemian.

3. Oakland Raiders

The Raiders can’t play an ounce of defense, but Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are lighting it up. Oakland is a lot of fun.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs might be the most balanced team in the NFL. Kansas City needs more from Alex Smith, but if it can get that, this team is Super Bowl dangerous.

1. New England Patriots

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots are the team to beat.

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