AFC Power Rankings Week 13: Chiefs skyrocket, Pats fall to No. 2

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player. 45. <p>Because the Broncos defeated the previous holder of the No. 1 spot in these AFC power rankings, they are now the kings of the AFC. Through a combination of running the ball well, benefitting from questionable calls and enjoying the Patriots’ depleted personnel, the Broncos handed Bill Belichick’s team their first meaningful loss since October of 2014.</p> <p>Moving forward, the Broncos will have their sights set on the all-important No. 1 seed with guaranteed home field advantage throughout the playoffs. For that to happen, the Broncos must win their remaining five games and hope that the Patriots lose again, which would give the Broncos the tiebreaker advantage. The schedule ahead for the orange horses reads as following: at San Diego, Oakland, at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and San Diego. The three games sandwiched between the Chargers will present challenges for the Broncos, so don’t expect to see them atop the AFC at this time next month.</p>. AFC West. 9-2. Denver Broncos. 1