The New England Patriots just beat the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football to conclude the league’s Week 14 schedule. The results of that game again shake up the playoff standings, with the Ravens falling out of the AFC North lead, being replaced by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Miami Dolphins remain in a two-way tie for the final Wildcard position, losing out to the Denver Broncos off projected common games records. Technically, the minimum for a common games tie-break is four games, which the Dolphins and Broncos will not actually have until next week when the Broncos face the Patriots. However, it is currently used as the projected tie-break.
Below, you can see the current Playoff picture for the AFC.
AFC Playoff Picture through Week 14
1. New England Patriots (11-2) - AFC East leader
2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) - AFC West leader
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) - AFC North leader
4. Houston Texans (7-6) - AFC South leader
5. Oakland Raiders (10-3) - Wildcard 1
6. Denver Broncos (8-5) - Wildcard 2
Miami Dolphins (8-5)
Baltimore Ravens (7-6)
Tennessee Titans (7-6)
Indianapolis Colts (6-7)
Buffalo Bills (6-7)
Cincinnati Bengals (5-7-1)
San Diego Chargers (5-8)
AFC West lead - Chiefs over Raiders based on head-to-head record
AFC South lead - Texans over Titans based on head-to-head record
Wildcard 2 - Broncos over Dolphins based on common games (DEN 2-2, MIA 1-2)
New York Jets (4-9)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)
Cleveland Browns (0-13)