NFL playoff scenarios: Colts clinch with win in Kansas City

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts complete their amazing turnaround by securing a playoff spot in the AFC playoffs.

With their 20-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts clinched an AFC playoff berth.

The Colts joined the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals as the AFC teams who have clinched playoff spots. Unlike the NFC, which is still sorting itself out, the AFC has its six playoff teams already locked in now that the Colts have secured their spot.

Currently, the Texans are the top seed followed by the Broncos, Patriots, Ravens, Colts and Bengals. The seeds are not set in stone with the rest of Week 16 and all of Week 17 still to play, but the AFC playoff picture is looking more and more complete by the minute.

Only the Colts did not make the playoffs last season as they replace the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC playoffs. The Patriots defeated the Ravens in the AFC championship game last season before losing the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

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