Let's take the Patriots out of the picture for this exercise. Which team would win the AFC knowing what we know now. Based on a couple of pre-season magazines and on line sites who have made predictions, her are 4 teams that are mentions as AFC champs. 1. Colts- always a media darling- but one hit away from being 8-8. Houston will give them trouble in their division this year and TN might also. 2.SD Super Chargers- for the past 3+ years they have been a choice of some pre-season guru's. They have the softest schedule of all the contenders but find a way to choke ion the playoffs. 3. NY Jets:rofl:. A 7-7 team before the Colts quit on them. Had a good little run in the playoffs (Cincy who was bad and SD who always chokes) . Now they are another media darling but will not win the AFCE, IMO. 4. Ravens. This is a team that is legit and did well in the off-season and draft. My pick to do it if the Patriots don't. Is there another team out there that yo consider a favorite?