Week in Review: Who rises, who falls in the AFC?
Bengals-Steelers, Texans-Jaguars, Browns-Broncos and those Buffalo Bills try to pull a Philly upset. It's a big week.
Don’t let the “In the Hunt” graphic fool you. Those limping 3-8 teams are cooked.
Still, there are logjams in both conferences.
This week is ripe with playoff implications, especially in the AFC. The Cincinnati Bengals enter life without Joe Burrow against a Pittsburgh Steelers team fresh off a heated locker room argument between Minkah Fitzpatrick and Diontae Johnson, as Adam Schefter reported. Oh, they also fired OC Matt Canada. Who knew a date between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans could mean so much in late November? The Jags have been on the rise since extracting Urban Meyer from the building, while the Texans clearly hit a home run in drafting C.J. Stroud.
Even Browns-Bengals has intrigue.
Denver, a laughingstock all September, is responding to Sean Payton. And don’t look now, but Russell Wilson ranks No. 3 in the NFL in passer rating.
Then, there’s the Buffalo Bills. Interim OC Joe Brady zapped some life into the offense against the Jets. Now, they enter the big-boy portion of the schedule.
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