ATL's Power Poll: Oakland Raiders, AFC come in last


The AFC has a lot of bad teams. If my entry to this week's Power Poll is to be trusted -- and it shouldn't be -- the AFC has the worst six teams in the league.

Reasonable minds could disagree, but any discussion about the worst team in the NFL has to include the Titans, Raiders, Browns, and Jaguars. All AFC squads. I don't buy the notion the NFC is a superior conference at the top; the AFC has plenty of championship contenders. But the depth is no longer there in the AFC.

As Chase Stuart pointed out in, it's start to show up in the conference matchups. The NFC narrowly won more interconference games last year (33-31) for the first time since 2002. The difference is pronounced in 2012; the NFC has a 15-6 edge. The AFC is top-heavy.

My Power Poll entry with all the AFC teams at the bottom is below. You can view the entire poll here or check out all 13 panelists picks right here.

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1. San Francisco 49ers
2. Houston Texans
3. New England Patriots
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Baltimore Ravens
6. New York Giants
7. Chicago Bears
8. Green Bay Packers
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Philadelphia Eagles
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Arizona Cardinals
13. Seattle Seahawks
14. Denver Broncos
15. Miami Dolphins
16. Cincinnati Bengals
17. Dallas Cowboys
18. San Diego Chargers

19. St. Louis Rams
20. Washington Redskins
21. New Orleans Saints
22. Indianapolis Colts
23. New York Jets
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Detroit Lions
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27. Buffalo Bills
28. Oakland Raiders
29. Kansas City Chiefs
30. Cleveland Browns
31. Tennessee Titans
32. Jacksonville Jaguars