The AFC has a tight playoff race for the number one seed, with just a single team clinching the playoffs heading into Week 15. The Houston Texans currently hold the number one spot in the AFC playoff race, and are the only team to clinch their division thus far. With the current number two seed, the Baltimore Ravens sit with a 10-3 record and atop the AFC North, but play an important game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
The New England Patriots hold a strangle hold on the AFC East though they have not yet clinched the division, but are the current number three seed in the AFC with the Denver Broncos rounding out the top four. The Broncos currently lead the AFC West, but it's a division that is still wide open.
In the Wild Cards, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets currently lead the way. The Steelers sit tied at 10-3 with the Baltimore Ravens and are very much still in contention for the AFC North title. The Jets however, are reserved to fighting for the final remaining Wild Card spot to get into the playoffs.
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