Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the NFL Wild Card logo on the field before a game between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

AFC Playoffs 2013: Week 13 Wild Card picture

Week 13 of the NFL season brought about some clarity to the playoff picture in the AFC. Last week, six teams were tied with a 5-6 record for the final Wild Card spot. After the weekend, just two teams are tied with a 6-6 record that is good enough to get the final Wild Card spot.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving Day to move into the driver’s seat for the final Wild Card Spot. The Miami Dolphins have the same 6-6 record as the Ravens, but Baltimore gets the nod in the tie breaker on head-to-head win percentage.

The first Wild Card spot and fifth seed overall goes to the Kansas City Chiefs, who currently sit behind the Broncos in the AFC West division.

Here is a look at the current AFC standings, via ESPN.com:

American Football Conference
CONF RK AFC W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV REASON
1 Denver 10 2 0 .833 4-0-0 6-2-0 .521 .483 AFC West Champ
2 New England 9 3 0 .750 3-1-0 6-2-0 .483 .439 AFC East Champ
3 Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 4-0-0 6-2-0 .490 .495 AFC South Champ
Wins tie break over Cincinnati based on best win percentage in conference games.
4 Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 2-2-0 6-3-0 .462 .464 AFC North Champ
5 Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 1-3-0 6-3-0 .455 .374
6 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 3-2-0 6-4-0 .448 .417 Wins tie break over Miami based on head-to-head win percentage.
7 Miami 6 6 0 .500 1-2-0 5-3-0 .510 .458
8 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 0-4-0 4-5-0 .503 .400 Wins tie break over NY Jets, Pittsburgh and San Diego based on head-to-head sweep.
9 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 2-2-0 4-5-0 .469 .433 Wins tie break over NY Jets and San Diego based on best win percentage in conference games.
10 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 1-2-0 3-6-0 .503 .567 Wins tie break over NY Jets based on best win percentage in conference games.
11 NY Jets 5 7 0 .417 2-3-0 2-7-0 .497 .475

Tags: Baltimore Ravens Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers San Diego Chargers Tennessee Titans

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