Week 14 power rankings: AFC East

AFC East clubs were the big movers in the Week 14 edition of ESPN.com's Power Rankings.

After the Miami Dolphins squeezed out a one-point victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, the defending division champs gained 10-slots on the division leaders.

The Dolphins went from being 13 spots behind the Patriots to three. The New York Jets, still barely alive in the playoff race, also climbed two places after beating the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

But the AFC East is the lone division without a top-10 team now that the Patriots have fallen out.

The power rankings panel consists of ESPN senior writers John Clayton and Jeffri Chadiha, AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky and NFC West blogger Mike Sando.

No. 11 New England Patriots

  • Last week's rating: No. 6

  • Best rating: No. 11 (Chadiha, Clayton, Sando)

  • Worst rating: No. 12 (Kuharsky)

  • Note: The Patriots tumbled five spots from last week, the farthest drop of any team. They have lost three of their past four games for the first time since 2002 and are clinging to a one-game lead in the division.

No. 14 Miami Dolphins

  • Last week's rating: No. 19

  • Best rating: No. 14 (Kuharsky, Sando)

  • Worst rating: No. 16 (Chadiha, Clayton)

  • Note: The Dolphins still haven't gotten above .500, but beating the Patriots caught the panel's attention. The Dolphins hold their highest ranking of the year. Their best rating was No. 15 in the offseason.

No. 19 New York Jets

No. 24 Buffalo Bills

  • Last week's rating: No. 26

  • Best rating: No. 25 (Sando)

  • Worst rating: No. 26 (Chadiha, Clayton, Kuharsky)

  • Note: For the first time all year, the Oakland Raiders have pulled ahead of the Bills, who were dominated in the second half of their "home game" in Toronto. The Bills have lost four of their past five games and will need to win three out of their last four to match last year's 7-9 record.