AFC Power Rankings Week 7: New England Patriots hop up to No. 1

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The wounds from the Colts’ excruciating Week 6 loss to a divisional rival will not go away anytime soon. That’s the kind of heartbreaking defeat that could doom the Colts’ spirits for the next few weeks. Without a doubt, Chuck Pagano is in some hot water now that the Colts have dropped four of their last five divisional games. A Week 7 date in Tennessee marks an absolute must-win for the horseshoe helmets.<br />. (2-4). Previous: . Indianapolis Colts. 14. team. 46

Cincinnati Bengals. 13. team. 56. We’re used to the Bengals rocketing out of the gate and fading late in the year; this time around, it’s the opposite, except we don’t know if the Bengals will be able to pull out of this rough patch. If it’s any consolation to Bengals fans, the other three teams in the AFC North all lost in Week 6, so the situation didn’t get much worse, it just didn’t get better. This is a very frustrated, very anger team.. (2-4). Previous:

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