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AFC playoff picture: Chiefs will be in if they win last two games

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw a 37-yard pass over Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe in the second quarter on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw a 37-yard pass over Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe in the second quarter on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Star

New England (11-3, owns the tiebreaker over the Broncos for the top seed after beating them 43-21 on Nov. 2), Denver (11-3) and Indianapolis (10-4) have clinched division titles in the AFC, and Cincinnati (9-4-1) has a half-game lead in the AFC North. Here are the teams leading the chase to get in as the two wild cards.

Pittsburgh, 9-5

Games left: vs. Chiefs, vs. Bengals

▪ The loser of the Steelers-Chiefs game next Sunday will be in trouble.

Baltimore, 9-5

Games left: at Texans, vs. Browns

▪ The Ravens have played well down the stretch, winning four of five.

Chiefs, 8-6

Games left: at Steelers, vs. Chargers

▪ The Chiefs will be in if they win their last two, but they will need help if they go 1-1.

San Diego, 8-6

Games left: at 49ers, at Chiefs

▪ The Chargers appear to be in trouble after losing to Denver on Sunday.

Buffalo, 8-6

Games left: at Raiders, at Patriots

▪ The Bills would lose a tie breaker to the Chiefs because of a loss to them last month.

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