AFC Power Rankings Week 15: Patriots back on top, Bengals slide

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Dec 6, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (34) stands near the end zone for a punt return during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

11. player. 59. <p>Should the Dolphins lose tonight against the New York Giants, their playoff hopes will suffer a destructive blow. The only AFC team with a 5-8 record that has a shot at January is the Jaguars, and that’s because the AFC South is as competitive as a charity golf tournament.</p> <p>The last time these teams met, back in the 2011 season, the Giants dealt the Dolphins their seventh consecutive loss of the season. For the Dolphins to exact revenge, they must take advantage of the Giants’ terrible pass defense, a unit that ranks dead-last in the league surrendering 315 yards per game.</p> <p>In Week 15, the Dolphins travel to San Diego, a winnable game if there ever was one. Then, they finish the year with a two-game home stand against the Colts and Patriots.</p>. AFC East. 5-7. Miami Dolphins

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