by Scott Benson
With their dramatic Monday night win over the Ravens, the Patriots continue to lead the AFC playoff race as the field enters the final quarter of the season.
The Colts and Steelers, leaders of the South and North respectively, kept pace with divisional wins, and a win by San Diego put some distance between them and Denver in the AFC West.
Jacksonville and Cleveland still lead the wild card race, though Tennessee climbed back in by breaking a three-game losing streak with a win over Houston. Here’s the big board:
Short of time this morning, but before we go, here’s a quick look at the remaining schedules for the AFC contenders:
1st seed Patriots – PIT, NYJ, MIA, at NYG.
2nd seed Colts - at BAL, at OAK, HOU, TEN
3rd seed Steelers – at NE, JAX, at STL, at BAL
4th seed Chargers – at TEN, DET, DEN, at OAK
5th seed Jaguars – CAR, at PIT, OAK, at HOU
6th seed Browns – at NYJ, BUF, at CIN, SF
7th place Titans – SD, at KC, NYJ, at IND
8th place Bills – MIA, at CLE, NYG, at PHI
9th place Broncos – KC, at HOU, at SD, MIN
10th Texans – TB, DEN, at IND, at JAX