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 15 Wild Card picture

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The AFC Wild Card race became a lot clearer on Sunday. The Miami Dolphins beat the new England Patriots to improve to 8-6 and they took sole possession of the only Wild Card berth up for grabs. Of course the Baltimore Ravens, who are behind them at 7-6, play Monday night and a win would make things interesting again.

If the Ravens won on Monday night and improved to 8-6, the same record as the Dolphins, the Ravens would move ahead of the Dolphins in the standings for the sixth spot. That is because the Ravens beat the Dolphins beat in Week Five.

The San Diego Chargers still have an outside shot too.

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 x – Denver 11 3 0 .786 4-1-0 7-3-0 .503 .471 AFC West Champ (Wins tie break over Kansas City based on head-to-head win percentage.)
2 New England 10 4 0 .714 3-2-0 7-3-0 .474 .429 AFC East Champ
3 Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 2-3-0 7-4-0 .487 .492 AFC North Champ
Wins tie break over Indianapolis based on head-to-head win percentage.
4 z – Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 5-0-0 7-3-0 .480 .437 AFC South Champ
5 x – Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 2-3-0 7-3-0 .408 .331
6 Miami 8 6 0 .571 2-2-0 7-3-0 .518 .491
7 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 3-2-0 6-4-0 .445 .403
8 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 2-2-0 4-6-0 .473 .524
9 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 3-2-0 5-6-0 .484 .463 Wins tie break over NY Jets based on head-to-head win percentage.
10 NY Jets 6 8 0 .429 2-3-0 3-7-0 .497 .440
11 Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 0-4-0 4-6-0 .541 .414 Wins tie break over Buffalo based on best win percentage in common games.
12 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 2-2-0 4-6-0 .508 .507
13 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 1-3-0 4-6-0 .485 .339 Wins tie break over Jacksonville based on head-to-head win percentage. Wins tie break over Cleveland based on best win percentage in conference games.
14 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 3-1-0 4-6-0 .495 .232 Wins tie break over Cleveland based on head-to-head win percentage.
15 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 2-3-0 3-7-0 .534 .464
16 Houston 2 12 0 .143 1-4-0 2-8-0 .549 .429
  • z – Clinched Division
  • x – Clinched Playoff Berth
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