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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 9

The NFL is almost finished with Week 9. We break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 10.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Carlos Hyde (24) runs the ball while chased by Buffalo Bills defensive back Siran Neal (33) in the first half at TIAA Bank Field. Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is headed into the late afternoon slate and Week 9 has been a wild one thus far. We still have plenty of football remaining before Monday Night Football wraps the week, and we’ve seen some unbelievable football.

The big game saw the Jaguars shock the Bills in Jacksonville. Buffalo is probably still headed to the playoffs, but they have some things to figure out. The other big game saw the Broncos go into Dallas and have no trouble with the Cowboys. Dallas was expected to roll with Dak Prescott back, but they were never in this one and the score reflects garbage time more than any competition.

Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after nine weeks of football. We’ll update with the remaining games as they wrap up Sunday and Monday.

AFC East

The Jets gave the Colts some trouble in a Thursday shootout, but came up short. The Patriots went into Carolina and thumped the Panthers. Buffalo lost a shocker to the Jaguars. Miami was without Tua but beat the Texans.

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

AFC North

Cleveland thumped Cincinnati in a bit of a surprise. Baltimore beat Minnesota in overtime. Pittsburgh edged out Chicago on Monday.

  1. Baltimore Ravens, 6-2
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers, 5-3
  3. Cleveland Browns, 5-4
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 5-4

AFC South

The Colts nearly blew a big lead but held off the Jets on Thursday. The Jaguars stunned the Bills. Houston got Tyrod Taylor back, but it didn’t matter in a loss to the Dolphins. The Titans had little trouble with the Rams on Sunday Night Football.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 7-2
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 4-5
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-6
  4. Houston Texans, 1-8

AFC West

The Raiders lost on the road to the Giants. The Broncos went on the road and secured a huge win over the Cowboys. The Chargers beat the Eagles with a field goal in the closing seconds. The Chiefs beat the Packers 13-7.

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

NFC East

The Giants stunned the Raiders at home while the Cowboys were stunned by Denver. The Eagles lost in the closing seconds to the Chargers.

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

NFC North

The Vikings lost to the Ravens in overtime. The Packers lost 13-7 to the Chiefs. The Bears lost to the Steelers in the closing seconds of Monday Night Football.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 7-2
  2. Minnesota Vikings, 3-5
  3. Chicago Bears, 3-6
  4. Detroit Lions, 0-8

NFC South

Carolina looked bad in a home loss to the Patriots while the Falcons stunned the Saints in the Superdome.

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

NFC West

The Cardinals crushed the 49ers in spite of not having Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins. The Rams lost to the Titans and were never really in it.

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