AFC Power Rankings Week 8: Raiders climb, Pats stay on top (MNF update)

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The seventh Sunday of the NFL season has come and gone, which means it’s time for another onslaught of power rankings. Because Musket Fire is a New England Patriots site, we like to focus on just one conference every week. Here are your Week 8 AFC power rankings, updated after Monday Night Football:

16. player. 10. <p>Residing in the sewage pipes of the AFC are the Texans. That’s what happens when your defense looks like a junior varsity high school team. And plenty of junior varsity high school teams play with more energy and fight than the Texans’ defense did in that historic first half on Sunday.</p> <p>To add insult to injury (or rather, injury to insult), the Texans saw <a href=. AFC South. 2-5. Houston Texans

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