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

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124. The Chiefs asserted themselves after the bye week by controlling the pace of action against the Raiders on Sunday. Alex Smith methodically led his team to victory by spreading the ball around; seven Chiefs pass catchers caught at least two balls in Week 6. And it always helps when Marcus Peters is on your team; the sophomore pro is going to flirt with double digit interceptions this season.. (3-2). Previous: . Kansas City Chiefs. 6. team

First off, the Broncos were sporting some pretty sweet color rush uniforms on Thursday NIght Football. They paid homage to the Broncos’ John Elway-era duds, certainly better than their current look. But the appearance of the Broncos didn’t keep them from losing two fumbles and falling to the Chargers in Week 6. To rise in these AFC power rankings, the Broncos will have to hold onto the ball better on Monday Night Football next week against their former quarterback, Brock Osweiler and the Texans.. (4-2). Previous: . Denver Broncos. 5. team. 45

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