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AFC Playoff Picture After Week 11

We are now headed toward the stretch run of the 2014 NFL regular season. With that comes a ton of playoff scenarios as the weeks count down. From here on out, Sportsnaut will give you a clear look at the playoff picture in each conference up until Week 17 of the regular year.

Here’s our first look at the AFC Playoff picture.

Seed Team Record Next Opponent
1 New England Patriots 8-2 VS- Detroit
2 Denver Broncos 7-3 VS- Miami
3 Cincinnati Bengals 6-3-1 AT- Houston
4 Indianapolis Colts 6-4 VS- Jacksonville
5 Kansas City Chiefs 7-3 AT- Oakland
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-4 Bye Week

 

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* Denver holds the head-to-head tie-breaker over Kansas City in the AFC West.

If the Playoffs Started Today (Bye Week: New England Patriots and Denver Broncos) 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts

 

In the Hunt

Seed Team Record Next Opponent
7 Miami Dolphins 6-4 AT- Denver
8 San Diego Chargers 6-4 VS- St. Louis
9 Baltimore Ravens 6-4 AT- New Orleans
10 Cleveland Browns 6-4 AT- Atlanta
11 Houston Texans 5-5 VS- Cincinnati
12 Buffalo Bills 5-5 VS- New York (J)

 

Courtesy of USA Today

Courtesy of USA Today

* Miami holds tie-breaker over the other three 6-4 teams due to a better conference record.

* San Diego holds tie-breaker over Baltimore due to a better conference record.

* Baltimore holds tie-breaker over Cleveland due to head-to-head record.

* Houston holds tie-breaker over Buffalo due to head-to-head record.

 

Strength of Schedule Among Contending Teams

Courtesy of ESPN.com

Courtesy of ESPN.com

 

Team SOS
Denver Broncos .556
Buffalo Bills .544
Kansas City Chiefs .511
Miami Dolphins .500
Baltimore Ravens .490
Indianapolis Colts .489
San Diego Chargers .478
Cincinnati Bengals .467
New England Patriots .461
Houston Texans .440
Pittsburgh Steelers .431
Cleveland Browns .386

 

Remaining Strength of Schedule Among Contending Teams

 

Team SOS
San Diego Chargers .633
New England Patriots .550
Cincinnati Bengals .548
Pittsburgh Steelers .540
Buffalo Bills .500
Denver Broncos .500
Cleveland Browns .492
Kansas City Chiefs .483
Miami Dolphins .483
Baltimore Ravens .467
Indianapolis Colts .400
Houston Texans .367

 

Photo: Baltimore Sun