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AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills tied for second in conference, lead Wild Card race

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The Bills are in great position heading into the bye

With their win on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills move to 4-1 and are now tied for the second-best record in the AFC. The team trails the 5-0 New England Patriots—the only team to beat Buffalo in this young season.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost on Sunday night to fall back into a tie with Buffalo at 4-1. Four teams stand one game back; the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, and Indianapolis Colts.

The Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans are below .500 at 2-3. The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers are barely out of the basement at 1-4. The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins sit at 0-4 while the Cincinnati Bengals are 0-5.

The Bills will play five more games against AFC teams with a currently losing record. Entering their bye week, the worst position Buffalo can be in a week from now is exactly where they are now: in the lead for the first Wild Card spot.

1. New England Patriots (5-0)
2t. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1, 3-1 AFC)
2t. Buffalo Bills (4-1, 3-1 AFC)
4. Houston Texans (3-2, 2-0 AFC)
5. Oakland Raiders (3-2, 2-1 AFC)
6t. Baltimore Ravens (3-2, 2-2 AFC)
6t. Indianapolis Colts (3-2, 2-2 AFC)
8. Cleveland Browns (2-3, 2-1 AFC)
9t. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3, 2-2 AFC)
9t. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3, 2-2 AFC)
11. Tennessee Titans (2-3, 1-3 AFC)
12t. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)
12t. Denver Broncos (1-4)
14t. New York Jets (0-4)
14t. Miami Dolphins (0-4)
16. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)