AFC Power Rankings for 2009

Joshua LaganContributor IMay 9, 2009

AFC Power Rankings for 2009

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1. New England Patriots

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    FOXBOROUGH - MAY 2: Coach Bill Bellichick watches during the New England Patriots Minicamp at Gillette Stadium May 2, 2009 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers under center against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

3. San Diego Chargers

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 30:   Running back LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the San Diego Chargers runs against the tackle of Chevis Jackson #22 of the Atlanta Falcons during their NFL Game on November 30, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (P

4. Indianapolis Colts

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    SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Game against the San Diego Chargers on January 3, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty I

5. Tennessee Titans

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    ASHBURN, VA - FEBRUARY 27:  Albert Haynesworth posese with his new jersey at a press conference after signing a 7-year contract worth approximately $100 million with the Washington Redskins on February 27, 2009 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Pho

6. Baltimore Ravens

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    PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

7. Buffalo Bills

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    DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys during a post game interview at Texas Stadium on September 15, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

8. Jacksonville Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 18:  Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 18, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/G

9. New York Jets

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    FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

10. Miami Doliphins

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 4:  Quarterback Chad Pennington #10 of the Miami Dolphins takes a snap from center Samson Satele #64 against the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL Wildcard Playoff Game at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Al M

11. Houston Texans

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 07:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers fumbles the ball while sacked by Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans on September 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez

12. Denver Broncos

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    FOXBOROUGH, MA - 2008:  Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Getty Images)

13. Cleveland Browns

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    CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass the ball during the NFL game against the Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

14. Cincinnati Bengals

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    CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of their NFL game September 14, 2008 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Ima

15. Oakland Raiders

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs against Abram Elam #27 of the New York Jets during an NFL game on October 19, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Ima

16. Kansas City Chiefs

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  Tyson Jackson #93 of the Louisiana State University Tigers celebrates during the AllState BCS National Championship against the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo
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