Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

1. New England Patriots (LW: 1)

Every once in a while, the Patriots will obliterate the Jets, imposing their will on a hated rival. Lately, however, that hasn’t been the case, as their last four meetings have been decided by a field goal or less. With that being said, the Patriots escaping New Jersey with a one-point victory over the lowly Jets does little to impact New England’s standing in the eyes of the viewing public. Instead, the Patriots, now proud owners of home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs simply keep winning games. In fact, they have done so more than any other team this season.

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