2011 playoff picture: Steelers grab top seed for now
While the defending-champion Packers are in pursuit of perfection, everyone else is trying to wreck their hopes. Here’s a look at the playoff picture through Week 13.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3)
Currently a half-game ahead of the Ravens but lose the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Next: At 49ers (Dec. 19)
2. New England Patriots (9-3)
Lead the strength of victory tiebreaker over the Texans (46-62 vs. 41-67) for the No. 2 seed. Would clinch the AFC East with a win and Jets loss.
Next: At Redskins (Dec. 11)
3. Houston Texans (9-3)
Have a two-game lead over the Titans in the AFC South.
Next: At Bengals (Dec. 11)
4. Denver Broncos (7-5)
Tied atop the AFC West with the Raiders, but currently own the tiebreaker because of a better divisional record (3-2 vs. 2-2).
Next: Home vs. Bears (Dec. 11)
5. Baltimore Ravens (9-3)
Trail the Steelers by a half-game but own the tiebreaker edge because of a series sweep of Pittsburgh. Trail a tiebreaker with the Patriots but own a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Texans.
Next: Home vs. Colts (Dec. 11)
6. Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)
Currently in the final spot because of a better conference record (6-4) than the Titans (5-4), Raiders (5-5) and Jets (5-5).
Next: Home vs. Texans (Dec. 11)
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