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

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7-5. New York Jets. 6. player. 30. <p>Constant pressure on Eli Manning, an amped-up aerial attack and capitalizing on fourth quarter Giants errors led to the Jets’ earning of bragging right in the New York/New Jersey market. Ryan Fitzpatrick utilized his star wide receiving duo to the maximum, hitting Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker a combined 20 times for 232 yards and a touchdown (to Marshall).</p> <p>Manageable games against the Titans and Cowboys in the coming weeks should give the Jets a 9-5 record before traveling to Foxboro for a pivotal AFC East showdown two days after Christmas. An even bigger AFC game follows, as the Jets close their season in Buffalo. 10-6 is a reasonable goal for this surprising squad.</p>. AFC East

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