Updated NFL standings, playoff picture: Chiefs, Falcons rolling

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jacoby Glenn
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jacoby Glenn /

Now that we’re three weeks through the NFL season, let’s take a look at the standings and the playoff picture for all the teams in the league.

Week 3 is almost complete this week, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals wrapping up action on Monday Night Football. There were a slate of good action, kicked off by the 49ers and Rams on Thursday night. It went down to the wire, but the Rams came away victorious.

On Sunday, the Jaguars proved why they’re London’s best team, the Bears beat the Steelers, Patriots and Packers had huge comebacks and the Raiders got crushed in Washington D.C.

After these Thursday and Sunday games, here are the updated NFL Standings.

AFC East

  1. Buffalo Bills (2-1)
  2. New England Patriots (2-1)
  3. Miami Dolphins (1-1)
  4. New York Jets (1-2)

The Bills are the surprise team here, leading the division, after beating the Broncos at home. The Patriots played a great game against Deshaun Watson’s Texans, but QB Tom Brady was too much for Houston. The Jets got their first — and maybe only — win of the season against the Dolphins, who couldn’t find any traction on offense.

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
  3. Cleveland Browns (0-3)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (0-3)

All the AFC North teams lost this weekend and I wonder when the last time that was, when all the teams in a division lost on a single day. The Steelers and Ravens both dropped games against lesser teams, while the Browns lost in Indianapolis. The Bengals were up early at Lambeau, but the Aaron Rodgers turned into Aaron Rodgers and Cincinnati lost in OT.

AFC South

  1. Tennessee Titans (2-1)
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
  4. Houston Texans (1-2)

The Titans beat the Seahawks at home, the Jaguars won again in London and the Colts finally found their first win of the season against the Browns. Deshaun Watson and the Texans played great in Foxborough, but they couldn’t overcome Tom Brady’s greatness.

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
  2. Denver Broncos (2-1)
  3. Oakland Raiders (2-1)
  4. Los Angeles Chargers (0-3)

The best division in the NFL had an up and down day on Sunday. The Chiefs took care of business in Los Angeles, while the Broncos and Raiders both lost on the East Coast. It’ll be interesting to watch as the Raiders and Broncos meet in Denver this upcoming week.

NFC East

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)
  2. Washington Redskins (2-1)
  3. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
  4. New York Giants (0-3)

Philadelphia won on a walk-off field goal from Jake Elliot over the Giants, dropping them to 0-3. The Redskins hammered the Raiders at home and the Cowboys have yet to play. Dallas is playing Arizona on Monday Night Football and will need a win to keep up with the Eagles and Redskins in this division.

NFC North

  1. Minnesota Vikings (2-1)
  2. Detroit Lions (2-1)
  3. Green Bay Packers (2-1)
  4. Chicago Bears (1-2)

The Vikings and Packers won their home games this weekend, while the Lions lost a nailbiter against the Falcons. The Bears beat the Steelers at home, which came as a surprise to many around the league.

NFC South

  1. Atlanta Falcons (3-0)
  2. Carolina Panthers (2-1)
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)
  4. New Orleans Saints (1-2)

The Falcons traveled to Detroit and found their first win of the season — which came down to the wire. The Panthers lost at home to the Saints, in a game where Cam Newton just looked lost. The Buccaneers traveled to Minnesota and lost to Case Keenum’s Vikings.

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NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams (2-1)
  2. Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (1-2)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (0-3)

The 49ers lost a high-scoring affair against the Rams — who now lead the NFC West division. The Cardinals play the Cowboys on Monday night and the Seahawks lost in Tennessee.