The AFC playoff picture is a full-blown race to the finish line heading into Week 13.
Besides a few shoo-ins, the final playoff spot could belong to a handful of teams.
Here's a look at the AFC playoff bracket with five games to play.
AFC Playoff Standings:
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2, 3-0)
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have been a force to be reckoned with throughout the 2018 season, and considering they're 5-0 at home, their remaining schedule is very much in their favor.
It'd be tough to see the Chiefs ending anywhere but the top.
Remaining Games: @Raiders (2-9), Ravens (6-5), Chargers (8-3), @Seahawks (6-5), Raiders (2-9).
2. New England Patriots (8-3, 3-1)
To the surprise of no one the Patriots are once again leading the AFC East.
Even with three of their last five games division matchups, expect to see the Patriots in January.
Remaining Games: Vikings (6-4-1), @Miami (5-6), @Steelers (7-3-1), Buffalo (4-7), Jets (3-8)
3. Houston Texans (8-3, 3-1)
After starting their season 0-3, the Texans are on a hot streak winning their last eight games.
With three very winnable games - against the Browns, Jets and Jacksonville - get ready for DeShaun Watson in the postseason.
Remaining Games: Browns (4-6), Colts (6-5), @Jets (3-8), @Eagles (5-6), Jacksonville (3-8)
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1, 3-1-1)
That late fourth quarter interception Big Ben threw against the Broncos Sunday could come back and haunt them seeding-wise with upcoming matchups with the Chargers, Patriots and Saints.
Heading into Week 13, the Steelers have a 93% chance of making the playoffs and an 86% chance of winning the division according to the New York Times' NFL Playoff Simulator.
Remaining Games: Chargers (8-3), @Raiders (2-9), Patriots (8-3), @Saints (10-1), Bengals (5-6)
5. Los Angeles Chargers (8-3, 2-2)
The Chargers have a tough road ahead of them, but could easily move up in the standings.
Philip Rivers completed his first 25 passes in the team's 45-10 win over the Cardinals Sunday, and they have won seven of their last eight. Running back Melvin Gordon is considered week-to-week with an MCL sprain, but the Rams aren't the only hot team in LA right now.
Remaining Games: @Steelers (7-3-1), Bengals (5-6), @Chiefs (9-2), Ravens (6-5), @Denver (5-6)
6. Baltimore Ravens (6-5, 2-3)
Several factors will go into whether or not the Ravens make the postseason for the first time in three years.
Who do they stick with at quarterback? Can they close out several easy matchups? Just to name a few.
It's truly week-to-week for this team as they fight for the final spot.
Remaining Games: @Falcons (4-7), @Chiefs (9-2), Buccaneers (4-7), @Chargers (8-3), Browns (4-6)
In The Hunt:
7. Indianapolis Colts (6-5, 2-1)
Andrew Luck is officially back - he threw three touchdowns in each of his last four games and 32 so far this season.
Expect Comeback Player of the Year for the QB even if the Colts don't make it to the playoffs
Remaining Games: @Jacksonville (3-8), @Texans (8-3), Cowboys (6-5), Giants (3-8), @Tennessee (5-6)
8. Tennessee Titans (5-6, 2-2)
Currently in a two-game losing streak, the Titans round out their season against fairly easy opponents.
The Ravens hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Titans for the final spot.
Remaining Games: Jets (3-8), Jacksonville (3-8), @Giants (3-8), Redskins (5-6), Colts (6-5)
9. Miami Dolphins (5-6, 2-1)
The Dolphins' chase to the postseason will be a tough one after losing to the Colts 27-24 Sunday. Two wins against the Bills won't boost them in the division much.
Remaining Games: Bills (4-7), Patriots (8-3) @Vikings (6-4), Jacksonville (3-8), @Bills (4-7)
10. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6, 1-3)
The Bengals are on a three-game losing streak, and with QB Andy Dalton done for the season with a thumb injury, the postseason looks far-fetched.
Remaining Games: Broncos (5-6), @Chargers (8-3), Raiders (2-9), @Browns (4-6), @Steelers (7-3)
11. Denver Broncos (5-6, 2-2)
The Broncos' road to January football will be an uphill battle, but with their last two wins coming against the Chargers and Steelers, suddenly they've got the AFC's attention.
Remaining Games: @Bengals (5-6), @Niners (2-9), Browns (4-6), @Raiders (2-9), Chargers (8-3)
12. Cleveland Browns (4-6, 2-1-1)
The Browns' season is already considered a success with four wins (which is four more than they had last season) and a fiery, young QB leading the way. Their playoff chances are very slim, but to be considered in the hunt is an accomplishment for this 2018 squad.
Remaining Games: @Texans (8-3), Panthers (6-5), @Broncos (5-6), Bengals (5-6), @Ravens (6-5)
13. Buffalo Bills (4-7, 1-1)
The Bills are on a two-game winning streak (!) but they came against the Jaguars and the Jets. They have a one percent chance of making the postseason.
Remaining Games: @Miami (5-6), Jets (3-8), Lions (4-7), @Patriots (8-3), Miami (5-6)
14. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8, 0-3)
The Jags just benched quarterback Blake Bortles, so you could say things aren't going well down south.
Remaining Games: Colts (6-5), @Titans (5-6), Redskins (5-6), @Miami (5-6), @Texans (8-3)
15. New York Jets (3-8, 0-4)
The Jets haven't won a division game, so the odds are certainly not in their favor.
Remaining Games: @Titans (5-6), @Bills (3-8), Texans (8-3), Packers (4-6), @Patriots (8-3)
16. Oakland Raiders (2-9, 0-3)
The Raiders' season ended a while ago.
Remaining Games: Chiefs (9-2), Steelers (7-3-1), @Bengals (5-6), Broncos (5-6), @Chiefs (9-2)
Eliminated: No one
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