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AFC Playoff picture following Miami’s win over Jets

The Dolphins are back in a Wildcard spot with the Broncos still to play.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins completed the season sweep of the New York Jets on Saturday night, giving them a 9-5 record on the season and guaranteeing the team a wining record for the first time since 2008. The Dolphins are also looking to turn that winning record into their first Playoff appearance since that same 2008 season. The win at least keeps them tied for the final Wildcard position when Week 15 ends on Monday, but could put them into the position outright if things fall how Miami needs.

The Dolphins came into this week in the seventh position, one spot out of the playoffs, losing out on a common opponents tie-breaker with the Denver Broncos. The win on Sunday pushes Miami half-a-game ahead of Denver, who will play the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon. If the Broncos lose to the Patriots, who are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the best record in the NFL through 13 games, Miami will find themselves all alone in the final Wildcard position with two games to play.

The full AFC Playoff picture through Miami’s win on Saturday is below.

AFC Playoff Picture (through Saturday of Week 15):

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. Miami Dolphins (9-5) - Wildcard 2*

In the hunt:

Denver Broncos (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 Charger (5-8)

New York Jets (4-10)*

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)

Cleveland Browns (0-13)

*Completed scheduled Week 15 game.