NFL Playoff Picture: AFC Bracket Set With Ravens Winning North, Broncos Winning West

The entire AFC playoff bracket is set following the Sunday afternoon games, and two teams clinched their berths at the last moment. The Denver Broncos fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, but still managed to win the AFC West by virtue of the Oakland Raiders' loss. Thanks to a combination of factors, including Denver's loss, the Cincinnati Bengals clinched the second Wild Card spot, even after losing to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

SI.com: Week 17 analysis and game breakdowns

The Baltimore Ravens clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC, and a first-round bye, on Sunday with a 24-16 win over the Bengals. The Ravens captured the AFC North crown with the win, bumping the Pittsburgh Steelers down into the Wild Card. Pittsburgh will now have to go on the road this coming weekend, despite a 12-4 record.

Here's how the seeds break down. New England and Baltimore will have byes, while the rest of the teams will be in action during Wild Card weekend.

No. 1 New England Patriots
No. 2 Baltimore Ravens
No. 3 Houston Texans
No. 4 Denver Broncos
No. 5 Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals

For more on the NFL, head to SB Nation's NFL hub and our Week 17 StoryStream.

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