AFC Power Rankings Week 12: Chargers hit rock bottom

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<p>If the Bills manage to hand the Patriots their first loss tonight, the AFC playoff picture will feature Rex Ryan’s squad pegged-in as a wild card team. A victory on Monday Night Football would give the Bills a 6-4 record, which would tie them with the Steelers and nudge the slew of 5-5 AFC teams, including divisional rival New York.</p> <p>For that to happen, Tyrod Taylor’s deep ball will have to be a focal point of the Buffalo offensive attack. More firepower through the air in general is needed out of the Bills this week if they are going to displace the Patriots at home. In the past three games, Taylor has failed to surpass 181 yards passing, and he’s thrown just one touchdown in each of those games.</p> <p>After the Pats, the Bills face a pair of 5-5 AFC teams, the Chiefs (in Arrowhead) and Texans (at home). Those games will have major playoff implications</p>. AFC East. 5-5. Buffalo Bills. 5. player. 16

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