Because this is the worst the AFC's been in years. The two most dominant teams in the AFC are Houston and Ravens. The Ravens just lost two of their best starters on defense, so that's a concern. As for Houston, let's just say they did not look impressive last night. Do you guys realize how lucky we are that the AFC only has three teams above .500 right now, and one of which is the Chargers who'll find a way to blow it anyways?? What if this was like 2004 when the AFC had four teams that went 12-4 or better?? The Pats are not very behind the top of the AFC right now, let's remember that.