2021 Post-Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: Las Vegas Raiders fall from top-10?
No. 14 through 11
The Indianapolis Colts continue to stack wins, and this time, the offense looked downright unstoppable against an overmatched New York Jets team. If Carson Wentz plays the way he has been playing lately, and the running game churns out yards at this pace, they are going to be a tough out for any AFC team come playoff time.
Do not look now, but the New England Patriots are making their rise up the AFC East and could be a legitimate playoff contender when all is said and done. Sure, they beat a bad Carolina Panthers team this past weekend, but Mac Jones is doing what he needs to do to win games, and the defense looks legit.
No Odell Beckham Jr., no problem for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns, who dominated the Cincinnati Bengals from the outset on Sunday. If Sunday was any indication, this team is going to be better without OBJ, and just may still be a contender in what should be a very tight AFC North this season.
The Kansas City Chiefs may have gotten the win on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but they looked terrible doing so. The Chiefs did not score a touchdown in the second half, barely beat Jordan Love making his first NFL start, and you have to wonder what is going on with Patrick Mahomes.