NFL Power Rankings Week 17: AFC Sweet 'n Weak 16

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NFL Power Rankings Week 17: AFC Sweet 'n Weak 16

Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) fumbles the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Dolphins 19-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

All Week 16 AFC and interconference games have been tallied. Five of the six current AFC playoff teams need a Week 17 win to potentially improve their playoff positioning or avoid losing their wild-card berth. The San Diego Chargers are still alive after the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins were both handed double-digit losses.

The Tennessee Titans escaped Jacksonville with a 20-16 win. Bernard Pollard‘s extra-point block played a huge role in this game. It’s the second time that a blocked kick has made a significant difference in the final outcome. Too bad that it hasn’t meant anything more than a 6-9 record. This Titans team has underachieved.

Let’s take a look at some Week 17 NFL power rankings for the 2013-14 season. These rankings include all 16 playoff teams. They’re not a listing of each team’s playoff seeding. .

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: AFC 1-16 (TW LW Team Record)

Frontrunners for HFA
01 01 Denver Broncos 12-3
02 02 New England Patriots 11-4

This Team Really Needs a First-Round Bye
03 04 Cincinnati Bengals 10-5

Maybe They Win a Playoff Game…Not Much Else
04 05 Indianapolis Colts 10-5
05 03 Kansas City Chiefs 11-4

Best 8-7 Teams (Not a Playoff Seeding)
06 08 San Diego Chargers 8-7
07 06 Baltimore Ravens 8-7
08 07 Miami Dolphins 8-7

09 09 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-8
10 10 Tennessee Titans 6-9
11 11 New York Jets 7-8
12 12 Buffalo Bills 6-9

13 13 Jacksonville Jaguars 4-11
14 14 Cleveland Browns 4-11
15 15 Oakland Raiders 4-11

Ice Ice Cold
16 16 Houston Texans 2-13

Observations on next page.

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