Final 2013 AFC Power Rankings: Observations
- Peyton Manning may never have an easier road to a Super Bowl. Then again, for as dominant as some fans perceived Denver, they’re 0-2 against two of the other top four seeds (Indianapolis, New England). Kansas City and San Diego are divisional rivals who could offer tough matchups.
- There’s a good chance that New England will get a rematch with Cincinnati. New England would have the home-field advantage. Andy Dalton will have to play much better than he did in his four-interception performance against Baltimore. Dalton has no chance to beat Tom Brady with that recklessness.
- After a 9-0 start, the Chiefs have lost five of their last seven games. Resting starters may not have been the best idea. This team could use some momentum heading into the postseason.
- Week 16 featured Indianapolis beating Kansas City in Kansas City. Will they defend their home turf in Indianapolis?
- A few weeks ago, the Bengals beat the Chargers in San Diego. The Bengals have been far too dominant in Cincinnati to let that one slip away. Losing to San Diego in this spot would be a major letdown.
- Sideline Karma (Antonio Brown stepping out at the 12-yard-line) came back to bite the Steelers. The Steelers couldn’t mount enough of a comeback from their 0-4, 2-6 start. They have no one to blame but themselves.
- Titans-Ravens-Jets-Dolphins are an equal level of mediocre. A healthy Jake Locker-led Titans team probably beats all of these teams regardless of home-field advantage.
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