The AFC West is wide open

NFL standings 2016: The AFC West is wide open

It’s officially crunch time!

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

As the NFL heads into Week 10, the remaining games are crucial for the teams that want to clinch a playoff berth. While no one has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, there is no room for error.

The New England Patriots are up by three games in the AFC East, and they will likely win the division again the year. The Oakland Raiders are sitting at the top of the AFC West with seven victories, but the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs have six. The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for first in the AFC North. However, the Ravens hold the tiebreaker because they have more division wins.

The Houston Texans are leading the AFC South at 5-3, but the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans are on Houston’s tail at 4-5. The AFC North, AFC South, and AFC West are still up for grabs.

In the NFC, the Cowboys are the hottest team at 7-1, and they are first in the NFC East. While the New York Giants have five wins, the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington have four.

In the NFC North, the Vikings started off at 5-0, but they are now on a three-game loosing streak. However, Minnesota is still ahead in the division, but the Lions are only one game away from taking the division lead.

The Matt Ryan-led Atlanta Falcons are ahead by two game in the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints are right behind Atlanta with four victories. The Seattle Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West and got a bit of breathing room in the division with a win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Seattle has now won five games, and the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals both have three wins.

AFC East W L T Division record Conference record
New England Patriots 7 1 0 2-1 6-1
Miami Dolphins 4 4 0 2-1 4-3
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 1-3 1-4
New York Jets 3 5 0 1-1 3-4
AFC North W L T Division record Conference record
Baltimore Ravens 4 4 0 2-0 4-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 4 0 1-1 3-3
Cincinnati Bengals 3 4 1 1-1 3-3
Cleveland Browns 0 9 0 0-2 0-6
AFC South W L T Division record Conference record
Houston Texans 5 3 0 2-0 3-2
Indianapolis Colts 4 5 0 1-2 2-4
Tennessee Titans 4 5 0 1-2 3-4
Jacksonville Jaguars 2 6 0 1-1 1-5
AFC West W L T Division record Conference record
Oakland Raiders 7 2 0 2-1 5-1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 2 0 2-0 5-2
Denver Broncos 6 3 0 1-2 4-2
San Diego Chargers 4 5 0 1-3 3-4
NFC East W L T Division record Conference record
Dallas Cowboys 7 1 0 2-1 5-1
New York Giants 5 3 0 2-1 4-3
Washington 4 3 1 2-1 2-2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 4 0 0-3 2-4
NFC North W L T Division record Conference record
Minnesota Vikings 5 3 0 1-2 3-3
Detroit Lions 5 4 0 1-2 4-2
Green Bay Packers 4 4 0 2-1 3-3
Chicago Bears 2 6 0 2-1 2-3
NFC South W L T Division record Conference record
Atlanta Falcons 6 3 0 3-1 4-2
New Orleans Saints 4 4 0 1-1 3-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 5 0 2-1 3-3
Carolina Panthers 3 5 0 0-3 3-4
NFC West W L T Division record Conference record
Seattle Seahawks 5 2 1 1-1-1 2-2-1
Arizona Cardinals 3 4 1 1-1-1 2-2-1
Los Angeles Rams 3 5 0 2-1 3-4
San Francisco 49ers 1 7 0 1-2 1-6