AFC Power Rankings Week 14: Patriots drop to No. 3

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The 13th Sunday of the 2015 NFL season has come and gone, which means it’s time for another edition of Musket FIre’s AFC power rankings. Because this is a New England Patriots-focused site, we like to focus on just the AFC each Monday morning. Enjoy:

Cleveland Browns. 16. player. 53. <p>Taking up the rear not just in the AFC, but the entire NFL as well, are the Browns. Their 2-10 record is worse than everybody else, so naturally, they reside in the cellar of the AFC this week.</p> <p>One of the main reasons why the Browns have been so utterly terrible this season has been their double-pronged struggles in the ground game; they haven’t been able to run the ball on offense, and they haven’t been able to defend it on defense. That was evident was again in Week 13, as the Browns produced just 68 rushing yards while letting up 144 to the Bengals.</p> <p>If Mike Pettine wants to work in Cleveland next year, he had better hope his team can beat the San Francisco 49ers next week. After that, the going gets very tough with a trip up to Seattle and then Kansas City before a season finale at home against the streaking Steelers.</p>. NFC North. 2-10

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