The first half of the NFL Sunday is complete for Week 15, and, at this point, it seems every game has Playoff implications tied to it. Wins and losses can shift teams into and out of the Playoff picture very easily at this point. What is the latest AFC playoff picture? We break it down for the results from the early games.
The AFC games saw the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns to hold on to their slim Playoff chances, and continues Cleveland’s trek toward an 0-16 season. The Indianapolis Colts demolished the Minnesota Vikings, to keep them alive in the AFC South. The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Tennessee Titans on a last-second field goal. The Baltimore Ravens held on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The Pittsburgh Steelers came away with the one score win over their division rivals in the Cincinnati Bengals. And the Houston Texans came back from a 12 point deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.
AFC playoff picture through Week 15 early games
1. New England Patriots (11-2) - AFC East leader*
2. Oakland Raiders (10-3) - AFC West leader*
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) - AFC North leader
4. Houston Texans (8-6) - AFC South leader
5. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) - Wildcard 1
6. Miami Dolphins (9-5) - Wildcard 2
In the hunt:
Denver Broncos (8-5)*
Baltimore Ravens (8-6)
Tennessee Titans (8-6)
Indianapolis Colts (7-7)
Buffalo Bills (7-7)
Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1)
San Diego Chargers (5-8)*
New York Jets (4-10)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)
Cleveland Browns (0-14)
*Still to play.