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AFC playoff picture: Week 11 Buffalo Bills rooting interests

The Bills are big fans of Tampa Bay and Houston today.

The Buffalo Bills will likely need to win all seven remaining games in order to make the AFC playoffs, but they’re going to need some help, too. The AFC West has been on fire this year but has to beat up each other down the stretch, starting today. Here’s your list, Bills fans.


1. New England Patriots (7-2)
2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2, head-to-head win over OAK)
3. Houston Texans (6-3)
4. Baltimore Ravens (5-4)
5. Oakland Raiders (7-2, head-to-head loss to KC)
6. Denver Broncos (7-3)
7. Miami Dolphins (5-4)
8. Tennessee Titans (5-5)
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5, 3-3 AFC record)
10. Indianapolis Colts (4-5, 2-4 AFC record)
11. Buffalo Bills (4-5, 1-4 AFC record)
12. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1)
13. San Diego Chargers (4-6, lost to IND, beat TEN)
14. New York Jets (3-7)
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)
16. Cleveland Browns (0-10)

Who to root for:

Buffalo (4-5) over Cincinnati (3-5-1)

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET

With their conference record being what it is, Buffalo is unlikely to win a tiebreaker over an AFC West opponent at 10-6. Running the table starts today.

Tampa Bay over Kansas City (7-2)

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET

It’s at Arrowead, which will make it a tall challenge for the Bucs. The AFC West needs to lose a bunch of games and at least in this instance, it won’t help another Bills competitor. We are big into #SiegeTheDay today.

Houston (6-3) over Oakland (7-2)

Monday, November 21, 8:30 p.m. ET

The AFC West needs to lose a lot of games. We can let Houston separate themselves from their division in order to do that.

Cleveland (0-10) over Pittsburgh (4-5)

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET

The Steelers have been all over the place this season. Like Buffalo, they can’t afford another loss to an AFC team. Cleveland has to win one game, right?

Dallas over Baltimore (5-4)

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET

There is no (2016) reason to root against the Cowboys in this inter-conference match-up. If Baltimore loses, it brings them back to the pack in the event they fall from the top of the AFC North race back into the Wild Card discussion.

Los Angeles over Miami (5-4)

Sunday, November 20, 4:05 p.m.

The Bills wouldn’t pass Miami with a win today thank to the Dolphins earlier win over Buffalo. Technically, the Bills control their own destiny against Miami anyway but who doesn’t want Miami to lose a bunch more games?

Indianapolis (4-5) over Tennessee (5-5)

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET

We will root for the team with fewer wins here. No one expects either of them to be in the conversation at the end.

San Francisco over New England (7-2)

Sunday, November 20, 4:25 p.m.

The Patriots are three games up in the division. It’s unlikely Buffalo can overcome that so don’t get your hopes up. But seriously, go Niners.

Games that don’t really matter:

Detroit over Jacksonville

Arizona over Minnesota

Chicago vs. New York Giants

Seattle over Philadelphia

Green Bay vs. Washington

Teams on a bye:

Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets, San Diego Chargers