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Playoff racing is beginning to take center stage in the NFL season as the calendar approaches Thanksgiving. While the playoff race in Week 11 isn’t as chaotic, the scene is set for a hectic December and January.

NFC East and AFC East boast all eight teams with six-plus wins – joining the 2014 AFC North as the only divisions since the 2002 reorganization to record six-plus wins during Week 11.. It’s worth keeping an eye on the battles in these divisions in the run-up to December, especially since these races will affect the fight for places in the wild.

Below you can find a breakdown of the current standings by division and what each contender faces in their schedule until the end of the journey.

AFC East

Miami Dolphins

What you need to know: The Dolphins said goodbye in Week 10 but retained an AFC East lead over the Bills as they beat Buffalo in Week 3. The tiebreak over Baltimore is based on the best winning percentage in conference games.

Remaining schedule: vs. Texans, 49ers, Chargers, Bills, vs. packerson the Patriots, against the Jets

Buffalo Bills

What you need to know: A win over the Browns in Detroit put the Bills back on track after two straight losses. Buffalo shares the division lead with Miami, but a Week 3 loss to the Dolphins is a tiebreaker. Buffalo is fifth in the AFC.

Remaining schedule: in lionswith the Patriots, against the Jets, against the Dolphins, The Bearsin the Bengals, against the Patriots

New England Patriots

What you need to know: A last-second win over the Jets puts the Patriots in 6th place in the AFC playoff standings and one game behind the Bills and Dolphins in the division lead. The Patriots have a tiebreak over the Bengals based on the best winning percentage in conference games. They also beat the Jets with a tiebreak over New York.

Remaining schedule: Vikings, against bills, cardinals, Raidersagainst bengals, against dolphins, in the accounts

New York Jets

What you need to know: The Jets lost to the Patriots, losing the season streak and finishing 8th in the AFC in appearance. The Bengals beat the Jets earlier this year to give Cincinnati the No. 7 seed in the conference.

Remaining schedule: vs. bears, vs. vikings, vs. bills, vs. lions, vs. jaguars, vs. sea hawks, vs. dolphins

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

What you need to know: The Ravens maintain their lead in the AFC North with a win over the Panthers. They are 4th in the AFC, having lost head-to-head tiebreaks to Miami and Tennessee tiebreaks due to the Titans having the best winning percentage in conference games.

Remaining schedule: at the Jaguars, against Broncosin the Steelers, in the Browns, against the Falcons, against the Steelers, in the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

What know: The Bengals returned to the playoffs thanks to a win over the Steelers and a Jets loss to the Patriots. They sit a game behind the Ravens in the division and have a tiebreak over the Jets for the No. 7 seed based on a personal victory.

Remaining schedule: on the Titans, against the Chiefs, against the Browns, against the Buccaneers, against the Patriots, against the Bills, against the Ravens

Cleveland Browns

What you need to know: The Browns continue their decline after losing to the Bills. They are three games away from the final playoff spot and are 13th in the conference.

Remaining schedule: vs. Buccaneers, vs. Texans, vs. Bengals, vs. Ravens, vs. Saints, vs. Commanders, vs. Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

What you need to know: The Steelers missed the playoffs in three games after losing to the Bengals. They are ranked 15th in the AFC.

Remaining schedule: Colts, Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Raiders, Ravens, Browns

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

What you need to know: The win over the Packers has left the Titans 7-1 in their last eight games. Tennessee is in 3rd place in the AFC Playoff standings, beating Baltimore in a tiebreak with the best winning percentage in conference games. The Dolphins have the power to tie-break a victory over the Titans.

Remaining schedule: against the Bengals, against the Eagles, against the Jaguars, against the Chargers, against the Texans, against. cowboysin jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

What you need to know: The Colts are 2.5 games away from their final playoff berth after losing to the Eagles. They are ranked 10th in the AFC.

Remaining schedule: against Steelers, against Cowboys, bye, against Vikings, against Chargers, against Giantsagainst the Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

What you need to know: This week, the Jaguars are in farewell, but sit 11th in the AFC standings – 1.5 games behind the Colts and sit second in the division.

Remaining schedule: against the crows, against the lions, against the titans, against the cowboys, against the jets, against the Texans, against the titans

Houston Texans

What you need to know: The Texans have the worst record in the NFL and are in the top pick position in the NFL Draft.

Remaining schedule: in the Dolphins, against the Browns, in the Cowboys, against the Chiefs, in the Titans, against the Jaguars, in the Colts

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

What you need to know: The Chiefs retain control of the AFC’s top seed with a win over the Chargers. Kansas City leads the AFC West by three games and has overtaken Los Angeles in the process.

Remaining schedule: against the Rams, against the Bengals, against the Broncos, against the Texans, against the Seahawks, against the Broncos, against the Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

What you need to know: The Chargers sit 9th in the AFC standings after losing to the Chiefs, trailing the Bengals for last place in the conference playoffs.

Remaining schedule: among the cardinals, among the raiders, among the dolphins, among the titans, among the colts, among the rams, among the broncos

Las Vegas Raiders

What you need to know: The Raiders have beaten the Broncos this season but are three games behind the final playoff spot in the AFC standings. They are ranked 12th in the AFC.

Remaining schedule: to the Seahawks, to the Chargers, to the Rams, to the Patriots, to the Steelers, to the 49ers, to the Chiefs

Denver Broncos

What you need to know: The Broncos were swept away by the Raiders after Sunday’s loss. Denver is 14th in the AFC standings.

Remaining schedule: on panthers, on ravens, against chiefs, against cardinals, in rams, in chiefs, against chargers

NFC Vostok

Philadelphia Eagles

What you need to know: The Eagles single-handedly own the top seed in the NFC, having beaten the Colts and lost to the Vikings to the Cowboys. They also lead the NFC East by two games over the Giants and Cowboys with a win over Dallas.

Remaining schedule: against the packers, against the titans, against the giants, against the bears, against the cowboys, against the saints, against the giants

Dallas Cowboys

What you need to know: The Cowboys are in second place in the NFC East with a win over the Vikings and a loss of the Giants to the Lions. Dallas is fifth in the NFC thanks to a personal victory over New York.

Remaining schedule: vs Giants, vs Colts, vs Texans, vs Jaguars, vs Eagles, vs Titans, vs Commanders

New York Giants

What you need to know: The Giants are two games behind the Eagles in the division due to a loss to the Lions. They are also in third place in the NFC East and are ranked 6th in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: Cowboys, Commanders, Eagles, Commanders, Vikings, Colts, Eagles

Washington commanders

What you need to know: The Commanders are back in the NFC playoff race – and over .500 – after beating the Texans. They are one game behind the 49ers in the losing streak and could be number seven in the NFC if San Francisco folds to Arizona on Monday night.

Remaining schedule: vs. Falcons, vs. Giants, Bye, vs. Giants, vs. 49ers, vs. Browns, vs. Cowboys

NFC North

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Minnesota Vikings

What you need to know: The Vikings’ chances of home-field advantage in the NFC were hit hard by Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. Minnesota is now losing to Philadelphia and Dallas in head-to-head matches, even if the Vikings are still second in the conference. The Vikings are trailing the Eagles for first place and will lose in a tiebreak.

Remaining schedule: vs. Patriots, vs. Jets, vs. Lions, vs. Colts, vs. Giants, vs. Packers, vs. Bears

Detroit Lions

What you need to know: Lions – yes, Lions – are in second place in NFC North. Detroit won three games in a row, but were two games behind San Francisco in the losing column for last place in the playoffs. They are ranked 10th in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: against Bills, against Jaguars, against Vikings, against jets, against panthers, against bears, against packers

Green Bay Packers

What you need to know: The Packers are three games behind the 49ers in the losing column for last playoff spot, and their playoff hopes are fading. They are ranked 12th in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: at eagles, at bears, goodbye, against rams, at dolphins, against Vikings, against lions

Chicago Bears

What you need to know: The Bears share the worst record in NFC. The Panthers own the tiebreaker as Carolina has the best winning percentage in conference games.

Remaining schedule: in the Jets, against the Packers, bye, against the Eagles, against the Bills, in the Lions, against the Vikings

NFC South

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What you need to know: The pirates had a farewell week, and they still lead the division. They are ranked fourth in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: in Browns, against Saints, in 49ers, against Bengals, in Cardinals, against Panthers, in Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

What you need to know: The victory over the Bears moved the Falcons to polygames from the division leader, the Buccaneers (Tampa Bay holds a tiebreak in head-to-head matches). The Falcons sit 9th in the NFC, two games behind the 49ers in the last playoff spot losing column.

Remaining schedule: in Commanders, against Steelers, Bye, in Saints, in Ravens, against Cardinals, against Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints

What you need to know: The Saints are 1.5 games behind the Buccaneers after beating the Rams. They are three games behind the 49ers in the losing column for the final playoff berth, finishing 13th in the conference.

Remaining schedule: in 49ers, in Buccaneers, Bye, against Falcons, in Browns, in Eagles, against Panthers

Carolina Panthers

What you need to know: The Panthers are tied with the Bears for the worst record in the conference. They own the tiebreaker as they have a better conference win percentage than Chicago, but still sit 15th in the conference.

Remaining schedule: vs. the Broncos, bye, to the Seahawks, vs. Steelers, vs. Lions, to the Buccaneers, to the Saints

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks

What you need to know: The Seahawks said goodbye this week but could lose their division lead after the 49ers’ victory over the Cardinals on Monday. San Francisco holds an individual tie-break over Seattle. The Seahawks are third in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: vs. Raiders, vs. Rams, vs. Panthers, vs. 49ers, vs. Chiefs, vs. Jets, vs. Rams

San Francisco 49ers

What you need to know: The 49ers will play the Cardinals on Monday. The victory gives San Francisco the NFC West lead and third place in the conference. The loss opens up a crazy fight for the No. 7 seed in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: vs. Saints, vs. Dolphins, vs. Buccaneers, vs. Seahawks, vs. Commanders, vs. Raiders, vs. Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

What you need to know: The Cardinals will play the 49ers on Monday. Currently, the No. 11 seed in the NFC, Arizona State, needs a win to tie San Francisco within one game in the losing column and knock the 49ers out of the No. 7 seed. The Cardinals will be one game behind the Commanders. to qualify for the final playoff spot with a win.

Remaining schedule: vs. Chargers, Bye, vs. Patriots, in Broncos, vs. Buccaneers, in Falcons, in 49ers

Los Angeles Rams

What you need to know: The Rams are three games behind the 49ers in the playoff losing streak and have been passed by San Francisco. Los Angeles is ranked 14th in the NFC.

Remaining schedule: in the Chiefs, against the Seahawks, against the Raiders, in the Packers, against the Broncos, in the Chargers, in the Seahawks

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