AFC Power Rankings: Top 10 Minus Top 5 (6-10)
10 Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
Rough start for the defending Super Bowl champions. They scored 14 unanswered points after the Browns held a 6-0 halftime lead on them. They’re looking no better than 8-8. Long season ahead, though.
09 San Diego Chargers (1-1)
Nice upset against the Philadelphia Eagles. Now the defense must quit surrendering 30-plus points per game. They shouldn’t have any difficulty holding the Titans offense below that threshold.
08 Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Offense wasn’t strong enough to defeat a legitimate AFC playoff contender. Unless the pass offense can open it up a bit more, don’t expect the Titans to reach much higher in these power rankings.
07 Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
No Andrew Luck magic against the Miami Dolphins. After splitting their first two home games, Luck will face his former college football coach, Jim Harbaugh, in a critical road matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
06 Miami Dolphins (2-0)
Is there any bigger surprise 2-0 team than the Dolphins? They won both of their games on the road. Their reward? A Week 3 home-opener against an Atlanta Falcons team who wants to keep pace with the New Orleans Saints.