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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 6

As Week 6 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 7.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 is underway and thanks to some lopsided scheduling, a sizable chunk of the weekend is wrapping up early. The league scheduled nine games for 1 p.m. and only two for the 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot. We do get a pair of games on Monday evening, but Sunday will slow down in a hurry this afternoon.

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of the today and Monday evening. All you need to know is the NFC East remains truly horrendous garbage.

AFC East

The last time the Patriots were under .500 in October? 2002! Meanwhile, the Jets may not win again this year and Miami is quietly taking care of business. Buffalo had some chances against the Chiefs but made too many mistakes.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 4-2
  2. Miami Dolphins, 3-3
  3. New England Patriots, 2-3
  4. New York Jets, 0-6

AFC North

Cleveland remains a pretender and while they’ll remain a game back of Baltimore and two back of Pittsburgh, there is a clear division between Cleveland and those two.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 5-0
  2. Baltimore Ravens, 5-1
  3. Cleveland Browns, 4-2
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 1-4-1

AFC South

Houston and Tennessee entertained the heck out of us, with Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry impressing in a big way in the win. Meanwhile Jacksonville still stinks and Indianapolis came back from a 21-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 5-0
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 4-2
  3. Houston Texans, 1-5
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-5

AFC West

The Broncos with a mammoth road win over the Patriots and they’re breathing down the Raiders necks. The Chiefs took care of business in Buffalo to bounce back from a loss.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 5-1
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 3-2
  3. Denver Broncos, 2-3
  4. Los Angeles Chargers, 1-4

NFC East

The Giants got a win over Washington, but we’re not gonna pretend it counts for more than maybe half a win. With the Eagles and Cowboys both losing, the NFC East is such a disaster.

  1. Dallas Cowboys, 2-4
  2. Philadelphia Eagles, 1-4-1
  3. New York Giants, 1-5
  4. Washington Football Team, 1-5

NFC North

Chicago hung on to beat the Panthers and somehow are 5-1, and now are in first place thanks to the Packers ugly loss to the Bucs. The Vikings get crushed by the Falcons, which says a whole lot, while the Lions got a much needed win over Jacksonville.

  1. Chicago Bears, 5-1
  2. Green Bay Packers, 4-1
  3. Detroit Lions, 3-3
  4. Minnesota Vikings, 1-5

NFC South

The Bucs are on top of the division for the time being. The Falcons get on the board with their first win while Carolina just could get quite get going against Chicago.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-2
  2. New Orleans Saints, 3-2
  3. Carolina Panthers, 3-3
  4. Atlanta Falcons, 1-5

NFC West

It’s primetime for three of the four teams out west. The 49ers held off the Rams to tighten up the teams behind Seattle. Arizona closed out the week with a win over Dallas and the race is tightening up.

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 5-0
  2. Los Angeles Rams, 4-2
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 4-2
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 3-3