Playoff Picture – Week 15

Dec 15, 2018, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:38 am
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

by Andrew Pasquini – Sports 1140 KHTK

It seemed as though that the AFC playoff picture was wrapped up a few weeks ago with the Kansas City Chiefs running away with the conference lead but two losses in the past month has put the Los Angeles Chargers right in the thick of things. Their 29-28 win over Kansas City blocked the Chiefs from winning the AFC West and clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Here’s how the playoff picture looks following the Chargers’ win on Sunday and before Week 15 begins:

(X denotes a playoff spot has been clinched. Z denotes the team clinched its division)



1. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) – X

2. New England Patriots (9-4)

3. Houston Texans (9-4)

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5-1)

5. Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) – X

6. Baltimore Ravens (7-6)

In the hunt: Indianapolis Colts (7-6), Miami Dolphins (7-6), Tennessee Titans (7-6), Denver Broncos (6-7), Cleveland Browns (5-7-1)


1. New Orleans Saints (11-2) – Z

2. Los Angeles Rams (11-2) – Z

3. Chicago Bears (9-4)

4. Dallas Cowboys (8-5)

5. Seattle Seahawks (8-5)

6. Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1)

In the hunt: Carolina Panthers (6-7), Philadelphia Eagles (6-7), Washington (6-7), Green Bay Packers (5-7-1), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8)



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