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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 13

As Week 13 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 14.

Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after scoring a touchdown in the final seconds of the second half as Josh Adams #36 of the New York Jets looks on at MetLife Stadium on December 06, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Week 13 is underway with four games getting underway in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. time slot. It was an absolutely insane opening slate of games. The Jets had their first win snatched away. The Falcons almost stunned the Falcons. The Jaguars and Vikings went into overtime. Black is white, up is down, Dogs and cats living together!

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of the today, Monday’s doubleheader, and the Tuesday game between the Ravens and Steelers.

AFC East

The Dolphins remain hot on the heals of the Bills following a win over the Bengals, but Buffalo got a win over the 49ers to maintain their division lead. The Jets lost a heart-breaker to the Raiders, although if you’re a Jets fan rooting for the No. 1 pick, it was not quite a heart-breaker.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 9-3
  2. Miami Dolphins, 8-4
  3. New England Patriots, 6-6
  4. New York Jets, 0-12

AFC North

The Browns got a big win over the Titans, although they did almost blow it. Either way, it’s a big win to further secure their chances at a wild card berth. Pittsburgh lost a shocker and is two games up on Cleveland.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 11-1
  2. Cleveland Browns, 9-3
  3. Baltimore Ravens, 7-5
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-9-1

AFC South

It wasn’t pretty, but the Colts held off the Texans, getting a late game red zone fumble to secure the win. The Titans lost but retain the division lead due to the division record tiebreaker.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 8-4
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 8-4
  3. Houston Texans, 4-8
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-11

AFC West

The Raiders won a wild one to hang around the wild card race. The Chiefs won a tough one over the Broncos to keep rolling.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 11-1
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 7-5
  3. Denver Broncos, 4-8
  4. Los Angeles Chargers, 3-9

NFC East

The Giants got a huge non-division road win over the Seahawks and could move into firm control of the division coming out of Week 13. Washington shocked the Steelers and remain tied with New York.

  1. New York Giants, 5-7
  2. Washington Football Team, 5-7
  3. Philadelphia Eagles, 3-8-1
  4. Dallas Cowboys, 3-9

NFC North

The Lions got a huge win over the Bears that is brutal for Chicago’s playoff chances. Both teams are not eliminated, but they could drop to two games back of the last wild card spot. The Vikings barely beat the Jaguars but it was a critical win.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 9-3
  2. Minnesota Vikings, 6-6
  3. Chicago Bears, 5-7
  4. Detroit Lions, 5-7

NFC South

The Saints withstood a tough one against the Falcons and clinched a playoff berth thanks to the Bears losing.

  1. New Orleans Saints, 10-2
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-5
  3. Atlanta Falcons, 4-8
  4. Carolina Panthers, 4-8

NFC West

The Seahawks lost a stunner to the Giants while the Rams won in Arizona. LA holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Seattle.

  1. Los Angeles Rams, 8-4
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 8-4
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 6-6
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 5-7