AFC Power Rankings Week 16: Chiefs rise to No. 2

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player. 47. <p>For the second straight week, the Patriots get slotted at the top of these AFC power rankings. No matter how many injuries threaten to decimate the talent of this roster, the Patriots adjust and emerge victorious.</p> <p>This week, it was just-activated fullback Joey Iosefa who championed the Patriot Way. Iosefa and Brandon Bolden did a fine job filling in for LeGarrette Blount, tallying 87 yards combined on the ground. James White made his presence felt more in the passing game, snagging seven balls for 71 yards and a 30-yard touchdown catch and run.</p> <p>Save for the Delanie Walker touchdown, the defense was its usual spectacular self with Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins on the field together for the first time since Collins’ mysterious illness. Collins and Malcolm Butler highlighted the stat sheet, each notching an interception.</p> <p>The Patriots face a tough test on the road against the streaking Jets next week.</p>. AFC East. 12-2. New England Patriots. 1