AFC Power Rankings Week 17: Steelers fall, Pats stay at No. 1

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player. 56. <p>Entering Week 16, the Bengals still had not won the AFC North. But by virtue of the Ravens sweeping the season series with the Steelers, the Bengals have now been crowned division champs. Check.</p> <p>A win over the Steelers in tonight’s AFC power showdown would give the Bengals the next item on their to-do list, a first-round bye in the playoffs. Should the Bengals emerge victorious in the regular season finale against the Ravens, all they would need to earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs is a Dolphins upset of the Pats in Week 17.</p> <p>In other words, it’s a good time to be a Bengals fan. Sure, they need some help to take the No. 1 overall seed, but at least they are in excellent position to get that all-important bye week.</p>. AFC North. 11-3. Cincinnati Bengals. 3

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