The Miami Dolphins lost their Monday Night Football contest against the New York Giants, meaning their AFC Playoff hopes are officially dead heading into the final three weeks of the season. The loss moves Miami to 5-8 on the year and three games out of the Wildcard. They are now in a tie with the Jacksonville Jaguars deep in the AFC standings.
The full AFC Playoff standings are:
1 - New England Patriots (11-2, AFC East leaders)
2 - Cincinnati Bengals (10-3, AFC North leaders)
3 - Denver Broncos (10-3, AFC West leaders)
Tie breaks: Cincinnati (8-2) beat Denver (6-3) based on conference record.
4 - Indianapolis Colts (6-7, AFC South leaders)
Tie breaks: Indianapolis beat Houston based on head-to-head record. Will play each other for second time in Week 15.
5 - Kansas City Chiefs (8-5)
6 - New York Jets (8-5)
Tie breaks: Kansas City (7-2) beats New York (6-4) and Pittsburgh (5-4) based on conference records. New York beats Pittsburgh based on conference records.
Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
Oakland Raiders (6-7)
Buffalo Bills (6-7)
Houston Texans (6-7)
Tie breaks: Oakland (6-4) beats Buffalo (6-5) and Houston (4-5) based on conference record. Buffalo beats Houston based on head-to-head record.
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
Tie breaks: Jacksonville beats Miami based on head-to-head record.
-----Eliminated from Playoff Contention-----
Miami Dolphins (5-8)
Baltimore Ravens (4-9)
San Diego Chargers (3-10)
Cleveland Browns (3-10)
Tennessee Titans (3-10)
Tie breaks: San Diego (2-7) beats Cleveland (2-8) and Tennessee (1-8) based on conference record. Cleveland beats Tennessee based on head-to-head results.