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Buffalo Bills in muddled early AFC playoff picture following Week 3

The early AFC Playoff picture is way different than we expected coming into the 2021 NFL season. The Denver Broncos look poised to be the class of the conference and the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs are in last place in the AFC West.

The Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend after losing to the Ravens in Week 2. They sit at 1-2. The Broncos shut out the Jets this Sunday. The Las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 and facing the Miami Dolphins.

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) won their game in Week 3 on the longest field goal in NFL history. And that’s after converting a 4th & 19 in their own end of the field on the same drive. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Bills in Week 1, have lost two straight and are at the bottom of the AFC North. On top of the AFC North? The Cincinnati Bengals, of course.

The Buffalo Bills are the only team holding serve in their respective division. At 2-1, they will be on top of the AFC East regardless of the outcome of the late games Sunday. The Dolphins are 1-1 and up by two touchdowns on the Raiders, but the New England Patriots lost again in Week 3 to sit at 1-2.

We didn’t include tiebreaks because that’s a bit nuts right now.

AFC East

  1. Buffalo Bills (2-1)
  2. Miami Dolphins (1-2, win over New England)
  3. New England Patriots (1-2, loss to Miami)
  4. New York Jets (0-3)

AFC Standings

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