FIRST TWO SEEDS OAKLAND RAIDERS (11-1) MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-2) ---The Raiders have displayed dominance through their first 12 games due to a very strong running game. Led by a two headed monster of Darren McFadden and Joe McKnight, the Raiders have an almost doubled their opponents point output. They are 50 points higher than the next best scoring team in the AFC which points to how potent they are on offense but it speaks to how well their defense has been this year. They hold the cards to the #1 seed and having the AFC come through the black hole to get to the super bowl this year. The Dolphins have the #2 seed all but wrapped up unless something crazy happens but they would like to grab the #1 seed themselves. We see them slotting in here with relative ease. Much like the Raiders, the Fins have a strong rushing attack and defense which has propelled them to the this spot in the season. OTHER DIVISION WINNERS BENGALS (8-5) JAGUARS (6-6) ---The Bengals are in the drivers seat, holding a 1 and a half game lead over the Brownies, who are trying hard to grab the division from them. In their last game, they went over 4000 yards in the season already, setting them up for a possible 5000 yard season through the air. As one of the more potent air attacks in the league goes, they will only go as far as Andy Dalton takes them. In the "nobody wants to win it" division also known as the AFC SOUTH, the Jags hold a one game lead over the Texans for the lone spot coming from that division. The Jags are really doing it with smoke and mirrors it seems, with a big time QB situation looming on the horizon and being outscored by 43 points on the season. The aformentioned Texans are hot on their heels sort of and it will be interesting to see how this shakes out. The Jags and Texans meet in Week 14 in what could be a big time factor in who wins this division. Outside of that the Jags have a slight disadvantage on their schedule as they have a key playoff type game with the Bills while the Texans have 3 non-playoff teams remaining on their schedule. LAST TWO IN CHIEFS (9-3) BILLS (7-5) ---The Chiefs are a victim of playing in a division with the best team in their conference but don't mistake them, this Chiefs team is really good. Again led by a strong rushing attack led by Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, the Chiefs have outscored their opponents by 169 points. Unfortunately for them, they are pretty much slated into the 5th seed here but are very close to locking up a playoff spot. The Bills meanwhile have an edge over the Jets and Patriots in their division, which happen to be the two teams closest to taking the wild card spot from them. The schedule is tough from here on out though. Aside from playing the 4-8 Bucs, they play the Jags, who are fighting for a playoff spot, the Dolphins, the leaders of the AFC East division and then a Week 17 showdown with the Patriots, a game that MAY decide who gets the 6th seed in the playoffs. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN JETS (7-5) PATRIOTS (7-5) BROWNS (6-6) TEXANS (5-7) ---The Jets need some help and need to help their own cause. They need to get a game over the Bills having lost both games to them. They also somehow need to likely beat both Dolphins and Raiders (the top two seeds in the AFC) or possibly one or the other BUT also not lose against the Panthers and Browns, who also happen to be playoff contenders as well. The Patriots are actually in a solid position, having left to play the Bills in their final game which could be a big time matchup. Between then and now are 3 games including Browns, Ravens and Dolphins. The Pats are in a favorable spot as they really control their destiny if they can knock off two teams they are fighting for that last spot for in the Bills and Browns. The Browns have some work to do but they do have games against the two teams ahead of them in the Jets and Patriots. But their breaks will likely come against a 4-8 Bears team and their final game, in the Steelers who are sitting 5-7. The Browns also has an outside shot of the division but would need some speed bumps to slow down the Bengals but they do have a few ways of getting into the playoffs. The Texans have a ways to go sitting at 5-7 but actually has a better shot at the division title than the wild card. Their wild card chances are tougher being behind two games of the 6th seed but they are only one game behind the Jags. The aformentioned week 14 matchup is huge between them and the Jags. Their schedule is actually very favorable with the Titans, Colts and Broncos left on their schedule, with the Colts and Titans being two of the worst teams in the AFC left.