AFC Power Rankings Week 12: Chargers hit rock bottom

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Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

player. 47. <p>If you’ve been keeping up with these AFC power rankings, you’ve already read what I’m about to say, but here it is: the defending Super Bowl champs must be considered the best team in the NFL until they lose a game in 2015. Seeing as how the Patriots haven’t lost a meaningful game since the loss in Lambeau last season, they are not budging from the top of the AFC (and NFL) power ladder.</p> <p>Technically, the Pats have lost since that blustery night in Green Bay, as the Bills upended them in a garbage Week 17 matchup last season. Don’t expect the Patriots to drop two in a row at home against their divisional rivals.</p> <p>After J.J. Watt recorded a pair of sacks on Sunday, Chandler Jones is no longer the NFL’s sacks leader. Jones needs only one sack of Tyrod Taylor tonight to tie Watt at 11.5; look for the Syracuse product to surpass Watt in that category with a monster performance (in Week 2 against the Bills he recorded a hat trick of sacks).</p>. AFC East. 9-0. New England Patriots. 1