Playoff races are starting to hit the forefront of the NFL season as the calendar approaches Thanksgiving. While the playoff chase isn’t as chaotic in Week 11, the stage is getting set for a wild December and January.
The NFC East and AFC East boast all eight teams with six-plus wins — joining the 2014 AFC North as the only divisions since the 2002 realignment to have six-plus wins through Week 11. The battles in those divisions will be worth monitoring heading into December, especially since those races will impact the fight for wild card spots.
Below, you can find a division-by-division breakdown of the current standings and what each contender is facing on their schedule the rest of the way.
What to know: The Dolphins had a bye in Week 10, but maintain their AFC East lead over the Bills since they beat Buffalo in Week 3. Miami is the No. 2 seed in the AFC, winning the tiebreaker over Tennessee based on strength of victory — and the tiebreaker over Baltimore based on having a better win percentage in conference games.
Remaining schedule: vs. Texans, at 49ers, at Chargers, at Bills, vs. Packers, at Patriots, vs. Jets
What to know: A win over the Browns in Detroit gets the Bills back on track after losing two in a row. Buffalo is tied with Miami for the division lead, but the Week 3 loss to the Dolphins is the tiebreaker. Buffalo is the No. 5 seed in the AFC.
Remaining schedule: at Lions, at Patriots, vs. Jets, vs. Dolphins, at Bears, at Bengals, vs. Patriots
New England Patriots
What to know: A last-second win over the Jets puts the Patriots as the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff standings — and one game behind the Bills and Dolphins for the division lead. The Patriots have a tiebreaker over the Bengals based on having a better win percentage in conference games. They also swept the Jets, owning the head-to-head tiebreaker over New…
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Author : Jeff Kerr
Publish date : 2022-11-22 04:28:51
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