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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 9

As Week 9 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 10.

Josh Allen #17 celebrates with Isaiah McKenzie #19 of the Buffalo Bills after McKenzie’s touchdown during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Bills Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Week 9 is underway and the NFL has another unbalanced schedule. We had eight games in 1 p.m. slot and have three in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot. Most of America is stuck with Steelers-Cowboys, but maybe Dallas can give us a surprise. For now, we’re moving through the official halfway point of the 2020 regular season during this Sunday schedule.

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

AFC East

Buffalo got a mammoth win over Seattle and while they have control of the division, the Dolphins are impressing and only a game and a half back.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 7-2
  2. Miami Dolphins, 5-3
  3. New England Patriots, 3-5
  4. New York Jets, 0-9

AFC North

Baltimore got a huge win over the Colts as they look to secure their wild card position. Pittsburgh barely escaped Dallas with a win against their their string quarterback.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8-0
  2. Baltimore Ravens, 6-2
  3. Cleveland Browns, 5-3
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-5-1

AFC South

The Titans get a little breathing room with a win and a Colts loss.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 6-2
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 5-3
  3. Houston Texans, 2-6
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-7

AFC West

It wasn’t pretty, but KC held off the Panthers 33-31 as they look to build on their division lead. The Raiders barely escaped LA with a win though and remain in the thick of the wild card race.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 8-1
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 5-3
  3. Denver Broncos, 3-5
  4. Los Angeles Chargers, 2-6

NFC East

The Giants hurt their draft stock with a win over Washington, but given the nature of the NFC Least, New York is in the thick of the division race.

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

NFC North

The Packers are building some breathing room with the Bears losing ugly to Tennessee. The Vikings are showing some life, but have an uphill climb ahead of them.

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

NFC South

The Saints thumped the Bucs with ease. The Falcons managed not to blow a lead, so that’s something.

  1. New Orleans Saints, 6-2
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-3
  3. Carolina Panthers, 3-6
  4. Atlanta Falcons, 3-6

NFC West

The Seahawks lost, but Arizona could not take advantage and remains a game back in the NFC West.

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 6-2
  2. Arizona Cardinals, 5-3
  3. Los Angeles Rams, 5-3
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 4-5