The Post’s NFL power rankings: Bills rise to top, AFC dominates

A few AFC teams might want to band together soon and ask the NFL to consider instituting the old format of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Before 1993, hockey didn’t split into conferences but rather gave playoff berths to division winners and wild cards who had the best records among the rest of the field. Well, that format might help the balance of power that has shifted to the quarterback-dominant AFC, where even 10 wins might not be a playoff guarantee.

Here are The Post’s NFL power rankings after free agency and the draft, including 12 AFC teams in the top 19 spots:

1. Buffalo Bills

Maybe the defending Super Bowl champions if they had just won an overtime coin toss in Kansas City. Signing two-time champion OLB Von Miller felt like the final piece of the puzzle. This will be the first time QB Josh Allen adjusts to a new play-caller, but the Bills minimized disruption by promoting Ken Dorsey.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

In a show of guts, the Chiefs traded WR Tyreek Hill. Odds are QB Patrick Mahomes will be just fine throwing instead to imports Juju Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore. Three rookies are likely Week 1 defensive starters. The Chiefs are 31-5 against the AFC West under Andy Reid.

Josh AllenAP 3. Green Bay Packers

Like Mahomes, QB Aaron Rodgers lost his top receiver. Like the Chiefs, the Packers used their two first-round picks on…

Click here to read the full article at New York Post >

Ryan Dunleavy

Ryan Dunleavy

New York Post

Rate this writer


Clicks: 23

Posts: 385

NFL reporter for @nypostsports. Seen all 156 episodes of The Twilight Zone. Previously @Giants @ruathletics for @njdotcom. @wfanmornings called me “another guy”