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How the NFL playoff picture looks coming out of Week 10

The NFL is wrapping up Week 10, and a few teams are standing out in the playoff picture heading into Week 11.

Tua Tagovailoa #1 and Trent Sherfield #14 of the Miami Dolphins celebrate after a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Hard Rock Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

The NFL is through the 1 p.m. slate on its Week 10 schedule and the playoff favorites held serve for the most part. Nobody is clinching a playoff berth this week, or probably even for at least a couple more weeks, but the best in the league are moving closer.

UPDATE: After the Vikings converted a field goal, the Bills drove into Minnesota territory before Josh Allen threw a game-ending interception. Miami moves into first place in the AFC East.

It was a busy 1 p.m. slate for playoff teams and we are in the midst of a bananas game in Buffalo. The Vikings and Bills are headed to overtime after a wild final minute of the fourth quarter. The Vikings drove down into Bills territory thanks to an amazing Justin Jefferson catch, only to get stopped on 4th and goal at the 1. Josh Allen then attempted a sneak out of his end zone only to fumble the snap and have the Vikings recover the ball for a go-ahead touchdown. However, the Vikings then played a weak prevent defense and the Bills managed to move down into field goal range in 30 seconds to tie the game and force overtime.

The Dolphins beat the Browns and if Buffalo loses, Miami moves into first place, a half game up on the Bills. Elsewhere, the Chiefs handled their business and if Buffalo loses, Kansas City will be in first place in the AFC with a half game lead on Miami. This all followed the Bucs win over the Seahawks in Munich to open the day. Tampa took a full game lead on Atlanta in the NFC South while Seattle now is only a game up on San Francisco in the NFC West.

4 p.m. window update

The Colts edged out the Raiders and remain alive in the AFC wild card race. They’re roughly 2.5 games back of the Titans in the AFC South and approximately two games back of the seventh place Chargers in the wild card race.

The Cardinals thumped the Rams in a battle of backup quarterbacks with Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford both sidelined due to injury. Both teams are on the wrong side of the playoff picture, and there’s a decided step down from the wild card teams to the non-wild card teams.

The afternoon window wrapped with the Packers stunning the Cowboys in overtime winning 31-28 on a Mason Crosby field goal. Dallas took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter, but collapsed en route to the loss.

Sunday Night Football update

The 49ers struggled at times, but bounced back in the second half and came back to beat the Chargers 19-16. The 49ers are now a half game back of the Seahawks while the Chargers are now two games back of the Chiefs.

Monday Night Football update

The Commanders stunned the Eagles in Philadelphia to close out Week 10. They dominated time of possession most of the night and held off an Eagles fourth quarter comeback attempt. A key fumble and then an Eagles three-and-out were the difference. Philadelphia is no longer undefeated but remains atop the NFC thanks to their head-to-head win over the Vikings. More notably, the Giants are now only a game back of the Eagles and the Cowboys are only two games back in the NFC East.

Here’s a look at what the playoff picture looks like as the NFL moves into Week 11.

AFC playoff picture

1. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-2
2. Miami Dolphins, 7-3
3. Tennessee Titans, 6-3
4. Baltimore Ravens, 6-3

5. New York Jets, 6-3
6. Buffalo Bills, 6-3
7. New England Patriots, 5-4

8. Los Angeles Chargers, 5-4
9. Cincinnati Bengals, 5-4
10. Indianapolis Colts, 4-5-1
11. Cleveland Browns, 3-6
12. Denver Broncos, 3-6
13. Pittsburgh Steelers, 3-6
14. Jacksonville Jaguars, 3-7
15. Las Vegas Raiders, 2-7
16. Houston Texans, 1-6-1

NFC playoff picture

1. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-1
2. Minnesota Vikings, 8-1
3. Seattle Seahawks, 6-4
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5-5

5. New York Giants 7-2
6. Dallas Cowboys, 6-3
7. San Francisco 49ers, 5-4

8. Washington Commanders, 5-5
9. Atlanta Falcons 4-6
10. Green Bay Packers, 4-6
11. Arizona Cardinals, 4-6
12. Detroit Lions, 3-6
13. Los Angeles Rams, 3-6
14. Carolina Panthers, 3-7
15. Chicago Bears, 3-7
16. New Orleans Saints, 3-7