The Buffalo Bills posted an improbable victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and while it kept them in the playoff picture, they didn't get a ton of help from the rest of the NFL. Here's where they stand:
- New England Patriots (11-3): The Patriots clinched the AFC East with a win over the Miami Dolphins. Now they're playing for home field advantage which a win next week could sew up with a Denver loss.
- Denver Broncos (11-3): They can lock up a bye with a win next week but need a New England loss to get the one seed. They have their division clinched.
- Indianapolis Colts (10-4): A loss to the Broncos means they need to run the table and some help to get a bye. They've locked up their division.
- Cincinnati Bengals (9-4-1): They own the slimmest of divisional leads and games against Denver and at Pittsburgh loom.
Wild Card position:
- Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5): Games against Kansas City and Cincinnati mean they control their own - and several other teams' - destiny.
- Baltimore Ravens (9-5): If they can dispatch Houston's third-string QB and the Johnny Manziel-led Browns, they're in.
In the hunt:
- Kansas City Chiefs (8-6): Another team on this list with a win over the Bills. They face two AFC contenders down the stretch.
- San Diego Chargers (8-6): Despite wins over the Ravens and Bills, they need some help to get in the dance now.
- Buffalo Bills (8-6): After a surprising win over the Green Bay Packers, they sit on the cusp of the AFC playoff race.
In the distance:
- Houston Texans (7-7): Ryan Mallet is hurt. Ryan Fitzpatrick is hurt. They are in the mix but it's a longshot.
- Miami Dolphins (7-7): They've got enough key wins to be in the conversation, but it doesn't look good for the Dolphins.
- Cleveland Browns (7-7): Anyone upset that Johnny Manziel fell flat on his face... or back?