NFL AFC Power Rankings & Projections for 2021

AFC Power Rankings & Projections

Here are my power rankings at the start of the 2021 season.

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  1. Kansas City Chiefs as long as Mahomes is QB, they are top
  2. Buffalo Bills- last year was breakout season now Allen get big contract
  3. Cleveland Browns- top team of the North
  4. Baltimore Ravens- can Lamar Jackson put it all together
  5. Tennessee Titans- committed to the run-
  6. LA Chargers- Justin Herbert can get them to playoffs
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers- Ben is back – now has someone to hand i off to
  8. New England Patriots- free agency was good to them
  9. Indianapolis Colts- bide their time til Wentz can lead
  10. Miami Dolphins Tua will have a better second season
  11. Las Vegas Raiders- Derek Carr has some left to lead
  12. Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow needs to use all his tools to win
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars- does Trevor Lawrence era start now?
  14. NY Jets- total overhaul in New York
  15. Denver Broncos- Head coach Vic Fangio better find a way to win quickly
  16. Houston Texans- train wreck here and new coach David Culley must figure it out.

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As a little bonus content let’s take a look at the projected AFC Awards for 2021.

AFC Projections

  • Patrick Mahomes once again is Offensive Player of the Year
  • Comeback Player of the Year goes to Joe Burrow
  • Defensive Player of the Year is Myles Garrett
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year goes to Trevor Lawrence
  • Coach of the Year is Sean McDermott
  • Divisional Round will KC beat Baltimore and Buffalo defeat Cleveland,
  • AFC Championship has Kansas City defeated Buffalo
  • Super Bowl LVI- Chiefs win over Rams


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