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What Dolphins win over Raiders in Week 11 means for NFL playoff picture in AFC

Miami beats Las Vegas 20-13 on Sunday. We break down what it means for the AFC playoff picture and seeding.

Las Vegas Raiders v Miami Dolphins Photo by Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins held on to beat the Las Vegas Raiders by a score of 20-13 in Week 11 of the NFL season. It was a sloppy game where Miami turned the ball over three times, but QB Tua Tagovailoa provided enough offense with 324 yards and two touchdowns (146 yards and a touchdown to WR Tyreek Hill), and Miami CB Jalen Ramsey sealed the win with a jump-ball interception in the end-zone.

The Dolphins improve to 7-3 on the season, which puts them in first place of the AFC East. Miami will look to keep its momentum while playing at the New York Jets on Black Friday — November 24 — in the next game.

The Dolphins are in a battle with the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) and the Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) for the best record in the AFC, which comes with the benefit of a first round bye in the playoffs. However, it’s important to note that the Chiefs have the tiebreaker over Miami with a head-to-head win. The Chiefs will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football of Week 11, so fans of the Ravens and Dolphins will surely be rooting for the Eagles to knock of the reigning Super Bowl champions.

The Raiders were on the outside looking into the playoff standings heading into this game, and the loss certainly doesn’t help. Las Vegas is now 5-6 on the year, which means the Raiders will need to rattle off some wins and perhaps get some help to improve their postseason chances. However, they have their work cut out, starting with a matchup vs. the Chiefs next Sunday.