AFC Playoff picture: Week 16 Wildcard race

Jan 8 2012; Denver, CO, USA; General view an American Flag being held up before the start of the 2011 AFC Wildcard Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

With just two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, a number of AFC playoff contenders are set to battle it out to earn a spot in the playoffs. In the AFC, the race for the top two seeds and the final Wildcard spot are the most intriguing races and they are up for anyone to have.

The Denver Broncos have the inside track to the top seed in the playoffs, but the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots are close behind. The Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts are still in the mix, but they will need some help.

For the final Wildcard spot, the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers remain alive.

It will be interesting to watch play out of the final two weeks, so make sure you tune in today to see who can keep their playoff dreams intact.

Here is a look at the current AFC playoff picture as we prepare for Week 16, via ESPN.com:

American Football Conference
CONF RK AFC W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV NOTES
1 x - Denver 11 3 0 .786 4-1-0 7-3-0 .505 .474 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 .488 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 Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 3-2-0 6-4-0 .449 .415 Wins tie break over Miami based on head-to-head win percentage.
7 Miami 8 6 0 .571 2-2-0 7-3-0 .520 .491
8 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 2-2-0 4-6-0 .473 .524

Topics: AFC, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers

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