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

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8. team. 52. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Jags gutted out a big road win, indicating how much this team is progressing before our eyes in 2016. Blake Bortles overcame a first quarter red zone interception to lead the Jaguars to a fourth quarter comeback to keep this team in the AFC South race. Next up is a big test at home against a Raiders team that is grumpy after getting spanked by the Chiefs in Week 6.. (2-3). Previous: . Jacksonville Jaguars

7. team. 28. Ah, what a golden opportunity the Raiders had to take the AFC West by the horns in Week 6. But alas, Derek Carr had a substandard outing, committing two turnovers, and the Raiders’ receiving corps outside of Amari Cooper was asleep all afternoon. The Raiders will have to maintain mental strength next week to avoid falling victim to a trap game on the road in Jacksonville against an up-and-at-it Jaguars team. It will be a great matchup between perennial cellar-dwellers who are on the rise in 2016 led by promising young quarterbacks.. (4-2). Previous: . Oakland Raiders

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