Buffalo Bills win big and climb in our week 12 AFC power rankings

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7. Pittsburgh Steelers (6 - 4)

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a three-point loss to the Cleveland Browns, a team led by backup rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. This might be the worst six-win team in the whole league but kudos to Pittsburgh, they find ways to win more than they don't and here they are, sitting in a good spot in the AFC playoff race.

6. Houston Texans (6 - 4)

The Houston Texans story is one of my favorites of the 2023 season. Houston has found their franchise quarterback and it didn't take them long to find him. C.J. Stroud will win the NFL Rookie of the Year and this is not a team anyone wants to face. They play solid defense and Stroud is playing like anything other than a rookie.

5. Cleveland Browns (7 - 3)

The Cleveland Browns continue to pull out wins each week, despite average quarterback play. The Browns lost Deshaun Watson for the season and now turn to their rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Cleveland's defense is phenomenal but I don't see how they will be a viable threat in the playoffs. They can get wins in the regular season but one thing we've learned over the last several years, if you don't have an offense, you're not going to survive the playoffs.