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NFL Playoff picture - Week 10: Dolphins back in AFC East division hunt

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Could the Miami Dolphins actually threaten the New England Patriots atop the AFC East?

Miami Dolphins v San Diego Chargers Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins won their fourth straight game on Sunday, beating the San Diego Chargers and moving to one game over .500. The win keeps Miami in the middle of the AFC Playoff picture as well, solidly in the hunt for a Wildcard spot. The win, coupled with the loss by the New England Patriots on Sunday night, also puts the idea of an AFC East division title back on the table for the Dolphins, who are now two games behind the Patriots, with one head-to-head meeting still to play.

How does the AFC look, playoff picture wise? We update the standings, with the Cincinnati Bengals still to play in a Monday Night Football contest.

AFC East Standings:

New England Patriots (7-2)
Miami Dolphins (5-4) - 2GB
Buffalo Bills (4-5) - 3GB
New York Jets (3-7) - 4.5 GB

AFC Playoff Picture:

1. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) - AFC West leader
2. New England Patriots (7-2) - AFC East leader
3. Houston Texans (6-3) - AFC South leader
4. Baltimore Ravens (5-4) - AFC North leader

5. Oakland Raiders (7-2) - Wildcard 1
6. Denver Broncos (7-3) - Wildcard 2

In the hunt:

7. Miami Dolphins (5-4)
8. Tennessee Titans (5-5)
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5)
10. Indianapolis Colts (4-5)
11. Buffalo Bills (4-5)
12. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1)*
13. San Diego Chargers (4-6)

* A Bengals win on Monday night will move them to the ninth position. A loss will move them to 13th.

Almost eliminated

14. New York Jets (3-7)
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)
16. Cleveland Browns