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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 11

As Week 11 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 12.

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns runs for yards during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Week 11 is underway with four games getting underway in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. time slot. We’ve got some critical matchups that could shake up divisional standings as we head toward Thanksgiving. Once we get into the holiday season, we’ll be coming down the home stretch of the NFL’s 2020 regular season.

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of the today and Monday evening.

AFC East

The Dolphins lost a tough one in Denver that drops them further back. The Patriots are all but eliminated from the AFC East race with a loss to the Texans. The Jets tank job continues.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 7-3
  2. Miami Dolphins, 6-4
  3. New England Patriots, 4-6
  4. New York Jets, 0-10

AFC North

The Steelers remain undefeated while the Ravens lost a crucial home game to the Titans. The Browns keep on chugging along with a win over the Eagles to move into second place. The Bengals lost to Washington, but the bigger concern is Joe Burrow suffering a season-ending knee injury.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-0
  2. Cleveland Browns, 7-3
  3. Baltimore Ravens, 6-4
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-7-1

AFC South

The Titans got a huge overtime win over the Ravens while the Colts made a huge comeback to win in OT against the Packers. The Texans held off the Patriots to get the W, while the Jaguars continue their competition with the Jets for the No. 1 pick.

  1. Indianapolis Colts, 7-3
  2. Tennessee Titans, 7-3
  3. Houston Texans, 3-7
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-9

AFC West

The Chiefs beat the Raiders in the closing seconds in another thriller and firmly secure their lead atop the AFC West.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 9-1
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 6-4
  3. Denver Broncos, 4-6
  4. Los Angeles Chargers, 3-7

NFC East

Washington and Dallas got big non-division wins and moves into a tie with the Giants, while the Eagles lost in Cleveland. What a mess of a division.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles, 3-6-1
  2. New York Giants, 3-7
  3. Washington Football Team, 3-7
  4. Dallas Cowboys, 3-7

NFC North

The Packers lost in a week they could have built on their division lead. The Vikings and Lions both took bad losses that hurt their diminishing playoff chances.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 7-3
  2. Chicago Bears, 5-5
  3. Minnesota Vikings, 4-6
  4. Detroit Lions, 4-6

NFC South

The Saints got a huge win over the Falcons in Taysom Hill’s starting debut while the Bucs lost at home to the Rams. The Panthers impressed with P.J. Walker in place of Teddy Bridgewater to beat the Lions.

  1. New Orleans Saints, 8-2
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-4
  3. Carolina Panthers, 4-7
  4. Atlanta Falcons, 3-7

NFC West

The Rams got a huge win over the Bucs and the Seahawks got a critical home win over the Cardinals.

  1. Los Angeles Rams, 7-3
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 7-3
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 6-4
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 4-6