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

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Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Ugly, ugly win for the Pats in Week 7, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. They still managed to cook a 30-burger on arguably the best defense in the NFL, which as an amazing feat considering the Butterfinger feast the Patriots’ receiving corps had before the game. 12 drops and one rushing yard out of the undermanned running back group stand out as two undesirable stats from the win.</p> <p>Nonetheless, the Patriots won, and that fact alone keeps them at No. 1 in these AFC power rankings, a position they will keep until they finally lose in 2015. Danny Amendola is playing out of his mind right now having caught 15 balls for 191 yards and a score in the past two games combined. If I’m Julian Edelman, I’m getting a little antsy seeing ‘Dola get so much attention from Tom Brady.</p>. AFC East. 6-0. New England Patriots. 1. player. 47

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