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

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10. <p>For the first time since the nightmare in Miami, the Texans defense looked pretty vulnerable on Sunday. The Texans break into the top half of the AFC power rankings, but their status in serious jeopardy with a ticked-off and humbled New England Patriots team coming to town in Week 14. The Pats have no plans to lose three straight games, especially not in front of a national television audience on Sunday Night Football.</p> <p>After the Patriots matchup, the Texans face each of their familiar foes from the AFC South, traveling to Indy and Tennessee before hosting the Jaguars in the season finale. The AFC South is up for grabs, so the Texans had better put their Week 13 loss behind them and continue to find ways to get the ball to DeAndre Hopkins, especially against the Pats. Malcolm Butler is going to have his hands full covering one of the best wideouts in football.</p>. AFC South. 6-6. Houston Texans. 8. player

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