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NFL playoff picture heading into Monday Night Football Week 14

The Bengals won another game, but their playoff hopes diminished further due to the Steelers’ win over the Bills.

The Bengals could be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night if the Ravens beat the Patriots on Monday Night Football. Until then, the Steelers have a hold of first place in the AFC North.

If the NFL season ended today, which it doesn’t, here’s a look at who would be in the playoffs and who would be left to sit at home and watch on TV.

AFC

1. New England Patriots (10-2) (AFC: 7-1)

2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) (AFC: 7-2)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) (AFC: 6-3)

4. Houston Texans (7-6) (AFC: 5-4)

5. Oakland Raiders (10 -3) (AFC: 7–2)

6. Denver Broncos (8-5) (AFC: 5-4)

In the hunt:

7. Miami Dolphins (8-5) (AFC: 5-4)

8. *Baltimore Ravens (7-5) (AFC: 7-2)

9. Tennessee Titans (7-6) (AFC: 4-5)

10. Indianapolis Colts (6-7) (AFC: 4–6)

11. Buffalo Bills (6-7) (AFC: 3-6)

*If the Ravens beat the Patriots on Monday Night Football, the Ravens will take back the No. 3 seed and the Steelers will bounce the Broncos out of the No. 6 seed, taking their place. If the Patriots beat the Ravens on Monday Night Football, the Ravens will be bumped out of the top six seeds. Win or lose, the Patriots will remain the No. 1 seed this week.

NFC

1. **Dallas Cowboys (11-2) (NFC: 7–2)

2. Detroit Lions (9–4 (NFC: 7–2)

3. Seattle Seahawk (8–4–1 (NFC: 4–4–1)

4. Atlanta Falcons (8–5 (NFC: 6–3)

5. New York Giants (9–4 (NFC: 6–3)

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8–5 (NFC: 6–3)

In the hunt:

7. Washington Redskins (7-5-1 (NFC: 5–4)

8. Minnesota Vikings (7–6 (NFC: 4–6)

9. Green Bay Packers (7–6 (NFC: 5–4)

10. Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1 (NFC: 4-4-1)

**The Cowboys have clinched a playoff berth and could clinch a first round bye in the playoffs with one more win this season.