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AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills get help before, during their Sunday night game

The Bills are so close to clinching a playoff spot.

The Buffalo Bills didn’t play until Sunday night, but they received some help toward their first goal of making the 2020 playoffs. Then they helped their own cause on the biggest stage of the season.

The New England Patriots lost on Thursday night. The Miami Dolphins lost on Sunday afternoon and so did the Las Vegas Raiders. The Tennessee Titans won, forcing the Bills’ hand in the seeding. Buffalo won to keep pace.

Let’s see where it stands.

Overall Standings

1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1)
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
3. Buffalo Bills (10-3)
4. Cleveland Browns (9-3)
5. Tennessee Titans (9-4, 4-1 AFCS, 7-4 AFC)
6. Indianapolis Colts (9-4, 2-2 AFCS, 5-4 AFC)
7. Miami Dolphins (8-5, 4-4 AFC)
8. Baltimore Ravens (7-5, 4-5 AFC)
9. Las Vegas Raiders (7-6, 5-4 AFC)
10. New England Patriots (6-7)
11. Denver Broncos (5-8, 4-5 AFC)
12t. Houston Texans (4-9, 3-6 AFC)
12t. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9, 3-6 AFC)
14. Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1)
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12)
16. New York Jets (0-13)

Playoff Standings

1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1)
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
3. Buffalo Bills (10-3)
4. Tennessee Titans (9-4, 4-1 AFCS, 7-4 AFC)
5. Cleveland Browns (9-3)
6. Indianapolis Colts (9-4, 2-2 AFCS, 5-4 AFC)
7. Miami Dolphins (8-5, 4-4 AFC)
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8. Baltimore Ravens (7-5, 4-5 AFC)
9. Las Vegas Raiders (7-6, 5-4 AFC)
10. New England Patriots (6-7)