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Updated NFL Standings and Playoff Picture

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko (94) reacts during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals’ win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday was significant to a number of NFL teams hoping to make it to the postseason. It kept Cincy atop the AFC North by two games with four games left, three of which are at home, and with the New England Patriots only a game ahead of them, the AFC No. 2 seed is still bey-much in play.

On the other side, San Diego’s loss dropped them out of a tie for the final Wild Card spot. They likely need to win-out to get that final spot with the Miami Dolphins sitting at 6-6 and have a head-to-head win over the Chargers.

With the Denver Broncos’ win over the Kansas City Chiefs, it likely means they’ll be the AFC No. 1 seed, while KC is suddenly fighting just to maintain that No. 5 seed. At 9-3 with games against the Indianapolis Colts and Chargers still left, it wouldn’t come as a shock to see them fall to the No. 6 seed. They need to win this week against the Washington Redskins to squash any chance of that happening.