Patriots best AFC team? Expert Week 14 NFL power rankings revealed


The Kansas City Chiefs enter Week 14 of the NFL season as the top seed in the AFC with a 10-2 record, but many experts don't have KC as the conference's best team in their weekly NFL power rankings.

The New England Patriots instead are the AFC's best team in several expert Week 14 power rankings. Bill Belichick's team earned an impressive 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The Patriots improved to 6-0 at home with one of their best performances of the season, particularly on defense. New England also sits atop the AFC East and owns the No. 2 seed with a 9-3 record.

The Chiefs won Sunday but just barely, escaping Oakland with a 40-33 win over the Raiders despite being outscored 17-7 in the fourth quarter. 

The Patriots would secure the No. 1 seed if they finish the season with the same record as the Chiefs. New England has the tiebreaker as a result of its Week 6 win over Kansas City. 

Here's a roundup of several expert Week 14 NFL power rankings, with the Patriots' AFC standing in parenthesis:

USA Today: No. 3 (No. 1 in AFC) No. 3 (No. 1 in AFC)
ESPN: No. 4 (No. 2 in AFC)
Sports Illustrated: No. 3 (No. 1 in AFC)
CBS Sports: No. 3 (No. 1 in AFC)
Bleacher Report: No. 2 (No. 1 in AFC)

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