AFC Power Rankings: Patriots stay on top

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player. 30. <p>A major reason why the Jets are the best defeated team in the AFC is their dominance at the point of attack. They boast the seventh-best yards per carry average in the league (4.5) and are allowed an entire yard less than per rush on defense. It’s hard to run against the Jets, and it’s even harder to stop Chris Ivory, who finished Sunday’s game with 196 yards and a touchdown on 23 total touches.</p> <p>Now, the attention turns to the huge game in New England this upcoming Sunday. If Todd Bowles can nudge the Patriots in his first tilt with Bill Belichick, then this Jets team is truly a force to be reckoned with. The outcome will hinge largely on the performance of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s right arm, which you don’t always want to hang your hat on, but it’s been working well for the Jets as of late.</p>. AFC East. 4-1. New York Jets. 4

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