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NFL Standings, Playoff Picture and Clinching Scenarios

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Here is a look at the current AFC standings, via

The Bengals remain in the mix for the No. 2 seed in the AFC. Both the Bengals and Patriots have some tough games left on the schedule, and it starts this week with each team facing a divisional rival on the road.

New England heads to Miami to face a Dolphins team in desperation-mode. If Miami can win and Baltimore lose on Monday night at Detroit, the Dolphins will assume control of the No. 6 seed.

Meanwhile, the Bengals head to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers in primetime, and can clinch the division with a win and a loss by Baltimore. A win and and Ravens win still means Cincinnati will have clinched a third-straight playoff berth.