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AFC playoff picture: Bills drop spot, game out of playoff position after loss to Patriots

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The Bills are now going to need some help.

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills (6-6) have fallen back even further in the AFC playoff race after their loss to the New England Patriots. They didn’t get very much help around the AFC in the early games with late games and the Monday night contest still to come.

Here is the full AFC playoff picture:

AFC Playoff Standings

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

* Cleveland has been eliminated from the 2017 postseason race
+ Cincinnati and Pittsburgh play on Monday night

Editor’s note: This article was originally published at 4:30 p.m. Eastern but has been updated following Sunday afternoon games.