Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

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15. San Diego Chargers (LW: 13)

Beating the Raiders isn’t impressive — literally every team that has played them has done the same — but avoiding a letdown at home in a divisional game after a bye week is crucial. This is especially true on the heels of a three-game losing streak in a division that suddenly became extremely top-heavy. Even with three straight losses, the Chargers, at 6-4, are only one game out of the AFC West lead. With only two more division games remaining on the schedule – home against the Broncos and at Kansas City – the Chargers likely will need to win both to recover lost ground in earlier losses to the two AFC West co-leaders.

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