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

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10. <p>Those sharp red alternate jerseys didn’t help the Texans much on Sunday night, as they failed to score a touchdown en route to a 21-point loss. While all the attention was on J.J. Watt entering the showdown, it was the Patriots’ front seven that obliterated the Texans; Hoyer was sacked six times, fumbling twice.</p> <p>Despite the unwanted outcome, the Texans still control their fate down the stretch. Their three remaining opponents are all AFC South foes, and the trip to Indy next week in particular will more or less decide the victor of the division.</p> <p>To reach January, the Texans must make sure that the Watt of their offense, DeAndre Hopkins, gets better looks than he did against the Patriots last night. Hopkins registered just 52 yards on three receptions.</p>. AFC South. 6-7. Houston Texans. 9. player

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