With the Broncos locked in to one of the top four seeds in the AFC playoffs thanks to a second consecutive AFC West title, we thought we’d take a look at updated playoff seeding every week for the rest of the regular season.
Not much changed in the standings this week, but Houston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati all lost. The only change was Denver moving up to the No. 3 seed.
Currently, Houston and New England would have first-round byes as the top two seeds. Meanwhile, the Broncos would host the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ravens would host the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round.
With three games left on the schedule, there’s a lot that remains undecided. The Broncos, for example, could end up anywhere from the No. 1 seed (win one more game than New England and two more than Houston down the stretch) to the No. 4 seed.
The wild-card teams are up in the air, as well.
Here’s a look at who the teams currently in the top six — plus Cincinnati, who at 7-6 is tied with Pittsburgh, and a newcomer, the New York Jets, who at 6-7 are one game out — have remaining on their schedules: