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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 14

As Week 14 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 15.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Week 14 is underway with six games getting underway in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. time slot. The NFC East could be tightening up following the Giants soon-to-be loss to the Cardinals. The AFC will be a bit more on display later today, with Colts-Raiders a huge game, and then Steelers and Bills squaring off on Sunday Night Football.

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of this afternoon, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football.

AFC East

Miami played the Chiefs well, but couldn’t get the job done. Meanwhile, Buffalo beat Pittsburgh and is close to clinching the division.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 10-3
  2. Miami Dolphins, 8-5
  3. New England Patriots, 6-7
  4. New York Jets, 0-13

AFC North

The Steelers lost in Buffalo and is suddenly trending in the wrong direction. The Ravens beat the Browns in a wild one on Monday.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 11-2
  2. Cleveland Browns, 9-4
  3. Baltimore Ravens, 8-5
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-10-1

AFC South

The Titans beat the Jaguars handily and will retain their division lead for at least one more week. The Colts beat the Raiders but Tennessee holds the tiebreaker edge.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 9-4
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 9-4
  3. Houston Texans, 4-9
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-12

AFC West

The Chiefs had a tough day against Miami but held them off and keep on chugging atop the AFC West. The Raiders were thumped at home by the Colts.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 12-1
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 7-6
  3. Denver Broncos, 5-8
  4. Los Angeles Chargers, 4-9

NFC East

The Cowboys cruised to a win over the Bengals while the Giants were thumped by Arizona. Washington beat the 49ers to move into sole possession of first place.

  1. Washington Football Team, 6-7
  2. New York Giants, 5-8
  3. Philadelphia Eagles, 4-8-1
  4. Dallas Cowboys, 4-9

NFC North

The Vikings lost a critical one to the Bucs that will sting in playoff positioning. The Packers clinched the division with a win over the Lions along with the Vikings loss.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 10-3
  2. Minnesota Vikings, 6-7
  3. Chicago Bears, 6-7
  4. Detroit Lions, 5-8

NFC South

The Bucs got a big win over the Vikings and while they are not likely to win the NFC South, it boosts their wild card position. The Saints were stunned in Philadelphia and the NFC South race remains alive.

  1. New Orleans Saints, 10-3
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-5
  3. Atlanta Falcons, 4-9
  4. Carolina Panthers, 4-9

NFC West

The Rams opened the week with a victory to retain their division lead for at least one more week. The Cardinals beat the Giants to move into the final wild card spot. The Seahawks won but LA retains the tiebreaker for now.

  1. Los Angeles Rams, 9-4
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 9-4
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 7-6
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 5-8