The AFC Playoff Picture Heading Into Week 13 Of The NFL Season

The NFL Season is on its final lap with only five games left in the regular season, which teams will accelerate to the checkered flag and make the playoffs? Only six teams can make it in from the AFC but there are still 15 teams in total who still have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs. The AFC is much more top heavy than the NFC with two teams clearly ahead of the rest of the pack. For some teams every week is a playoff game because one loss could be the difference between being in or on the outside looking in. 

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To fully understand how each playoff ranking is decided here is an explanation of the six postseason participants are seeded:
1.) The division champion with the best record.
2.) The division champion with the second-best record.
3.) The division champion with the third-best record.
4.) The division champion with the fourth-best record.
5.) The Wild Card club with the best record.
6.) The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

AFC Playoffs:
1.) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2)
2.) New England Patriots (9-2)
3.) Tennessee Titans (7-4)
4.) Kansas City Chiefs (6-5)
5.) Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4)
6.) Baltimore Ravens (6-5)

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In The Hunt:
7.) Buffalo Bills (6-5)
8.) Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)
9.) Los Angeles Chargers (5-6)
10.) Oakland Raiders (5-6)
11.) New York Jets (4-7)
12.) Miami Dolphins (4-7)
13.) Houston Texans (4-7)
14.) Indianapolis Colts (3-8)
15.) Denver Broncos (3-8)

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16.) Cleveland Browns (0-11)

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