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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 13

The NFL is almost finished with Week 13. We break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 14.

Quarterback Josh Allen #17 celebrates with running back Devin Singletary #26 of the Buffalo Bills after Singletary rushed for a fourth quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The NFL is working its way through Week 13 and teams are starting to close in on division titles. We won’t see a division title clinched this week, but we could see it next weekend.

The week opened with the Bills beating the Patriots on Thursday. Buffalo handled New England with relative ease and continues to put pressure on Miami atop the AFC East. The Sunday slate included a chance for the Eagles to clinch a playoff berth and the Vikings to clinch the NFC North. It doesn’t appear to be in the cards this week for Minnesota, but they’re not far away from finishing that off.

The afternoon features some big inter-conference matchups, including Jets-Vikings, Titans-Eagles, and Dolphins-49ers. Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after 13 weeks of football. We’ll update as the rest of the schedule wraps and we move toward Week 14.

AFC East

The Bills got the week started with a 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. The Jets ran out of steam near the goal line and lost to the Vikings. The Dolphins were thumped by the 49ers.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 9-3
  2. Miami Dolphins, 8-4
  3. New York Jets, 7-5
  4. New England Patriots, 6-6

AFC North

The Ravens lost Lamar Jackson to injury, but Tyler Huntley stepped up on a closing seconds drive to get the comeback win over Denver. The Steelers won a road game against the Falcons. The Bengals won a critical home game over the Chiefs.

  1. Baltimore Ravens, 8-4
  2. Cincinnati Bengals, 8-4
  3. Cleveland Browns, 5-7
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers, 5-7

AFC South

The Jaguars lost an ugly one to the Lions. The Titans were thumped in Philadelphia to keep the Colts divisional hopes modestly alive. The Texans lost to the Browns to become the first team eliminated from playoff contention. The Colts lost to the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 7-5
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 4-8-1
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4-8
  4. Houston Texans, 1-10-1

AFC West

The Broncos lost to the Ravens on a late Tyler Huntley touchdown drive and a missed final second 63-yard field goal attempt. The Chiefs lost to the Bengals in Cincinnati. The Raiders beat the Chargers to close out the day for the division.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 9-3
  2. Los Angeles Chargers, 6-6
  3. Las Vegas Raiders, 5-7
  4. Denver Broncos, 3-9

NFC East

The Eagles crushed the Titans. The Giants and Commanders managed to play to a 20-20 tie. The Cowboys beat the Colts on Sunday Night Football.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles, 11-1
  2. Dallas Cowboys, 9-3
  3. New York Giants, 7-4-1
  4. Washington Commanders, 7-5-1

NFC North

The Lions are keeping their modest playoff hopes alive, thumping the Jaguars at home. The Packers went into Chicago to beat the Bears. The Vikings beat the Jets and can clinch the NFC North when they face the Lions next week.

  1. Minnesota Vikings, 10-2
  2. Detroit Lions, 5-7
  3. Green Bay Packers, 5-8
  4. Chicago Bears, 3-10

NFC South

The Falcons blew a huge opportunity in losing a home game to the Steelers. The Bucs beat the Saints, coming back from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-6
  2. Atlanta Falcons, 5-8
  3. Carolina Panthers, 4-8
  4. New Orleans Saints, 4-9

NFC West

The 49ers thumped the Dolphins after losing Jimmy Garoppolo to an ankle injury. The Seahawks beat the Rams on a game-winning touchdown drive, scoring with 36 seconds remaining.

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