AFC Power Rankings Week 10: Pats, Bengals rule the land (MNF Update)

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AFC West. 7-1. Denver Broncos. 3. player. 45. <p>Falling back down to earth in Week 9 were the Broncos, who didn’t deserve to win that game after Aqib Talib’s short-sighted eye poke of Dwayne Allen that allowed the Colts to milk the clock. As a whole, the Broncos’ defense underperformed relative to their standard, and since this team is built upon that outstanding defense, it cost them.</p> <p>With 13 of them sticking out on his stat line, Peyton Manning leads all quarterbacks in interceptions. That’s a problem. C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman didn’t help Manning out that much in Week 9, rushing for just 35 yards on 14 carries between the two of them.</p> <p>Encounters with the still-undefeated Patriots and Bengals loom in the distance.</p>

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