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AFC Playoff Picture After Week 12; Ravens remain the No. 1 seed with Sunday Night win!

The Ravens go into the bye week as the No. 1 team in the AFC

Baltimore Ravens v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

The Ravens avoided a late-game collapse by way of clutch plays on defense and a brilliant jet sweep with rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers who housed a 37-yard run for the touchdown, getting them to 9-3 on the season. The Ravens will enter the bye week as the only team in the AFC with nine wins, which has them with a half-game lead over three 8-win teams.

AFC Standings

  1. Baltimore Ravens (9-3)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (8-3, season sweep of MIA+JAX)
  3. Miami Dolphins (8-3, 6-2 AFC)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3, 5-3 AFC)
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4, 3-1 AFCN)
  6. Cleveland Browns (7-4, 3-2 AFCN)
  7. Indianapolis Colts* (6-5, win over HOU, 4-3 AFC)
  8. Houston Texans* (6-5, loss to IND, 3-3 AFC)
  9. Denver Broncos* (6-5, 3-4 AFC)
  10. Buffalo Bills (6-6)
  11. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)
  12. Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers (4-7, 2-4 AFC)
  14. Tennessee Titans (4-7, 2-5 AFC)
  15. New York Jets (4-7, 2-6 AFC)
  16. New England Patriots (2-9)

* In the three-way tie for the 7th spot, the Colts and Texans go to a division tiebreaker first. Indianapolis has a head-to-head win over Houston. Then the Colts and Broncos start over, going to record in AFC games. The Broncos and Texans then start over, when Houston tops Denver in record in AFC games.