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AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills get serious help in Week 12

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What a great weekend for Buffalo.

The Buffalo Bills moved to 8-3 on Sunday, but that wasn’t the only thing that went right for them this week. With several games to come later this afternoon, tonight, and Monday night, the Bills already have received some great help.

The Bills remain 2 games behind the New England Patriots in the division. The Bills need a bunch of help if they want to win the AFC East.

In the Wild Card race, Buffalo has a commanding two-game lead over the sixth-place Oakland Raiders but even more importantly over the seventh-place Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Full AFC Standings

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

Full AFC Playoff Standings

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

*The Cincinnati Bengals remain the only team officially eliminated from the playoffs.