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

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)