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

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AFC South. 5-8. Jacksonville Jaguars. 10. player. 10. <p>The Jags launched themselves into serious playoff contention by barbequing a 50-burger on the Colts in Week 14. Powering the Jaguars to victory was their 38-3 scoring run in the second half. In contrast to the Colts’ aging talent, the Jaguars looked light years younger and more energetic. It could be a sign of the changing times in the AFC South, as the Jags are now just a game out in the division.</p> <p>Blake Bortles continues to grow before our eyes. He’s now thrown 30 touchdowns on the season, which ranks third behind Carson Palmer and Tom Brady. Allen Hurns provided a pair of explosive hands on Sunday, ripping off an 80-yard touchdown reception.</p> <p>Don’t be surprised if the Jaguars finish 8-8 and win the AFC South, as their final three opponents are lowly Atlanta, New Orleans and beatable Houston.</p>

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