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AFC Playoff Picture After Week 11; RAVENS ARE THE NO. 1 SEED IN THE AFC

The No. 1 team in the AFC!

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

With the Kansas City Chiefs losing to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, the Baltimore Ravens are now the No. 1 seed in the AFC! They are one of three teams with eight or more wins (Eagles have nine, Detroit Lions have eight).

AFC Standings

1. Baltimore Ravens (8-3)

2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3, 5-1 AFC)

3t. Jacksonville Jaguars* (7-3, 5-2 AFC)

3t. Miami Dolphins* (7-3, 5-2 AFC)

5. Cleveland Browns (7-3)

6. Houston Texans (6-4, win over PIT)

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4, loss to HOU)

8. Buffalo Bills (6-5)

9. Indianapolis Colts (5-5, 4-3 AFC)

10. Denver Broncos (5-5, 2-4 AFC)

11. Cincinnati Bengals (5-5, 1-5 AFC)

12. Las Vegas Raiders (5-6)

13. Los Angeles Chargers (4-6, win over NYJ)

14. New York Jets (4-6, loss to LAC)

15. Tennessee Titans (3-7)

16. New England Patriots (2-8)

That’s right, folks. Even after the frustrating losses. After the dismal performances, the intercontinental travel and everything, the Ravens are the front-runners in the NFL.

It makes sense when you realize they’re loaded as a team. They have a top-tier quarterback, one of the best rushing DVOAs and on defense they’re situational elite, clobbering teams on third down, in the red zone and making teams pay a premium to get points on the board.

The Ravens are for real. And though they face a gauntlet of a back-half schedule, they have are in possession of the No. 1 seed and control their destiny for the road to the Super Bowl in the AFC to come through The Bank.