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2017 NFL playoff picture: Jaguars are No. 5 seed in AFC after loss

Jacksonville Jaguars v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars are second in the AFC South with a 7-4 record and currently sit at the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoff race.

Despite losing to Blaine Gabbert and the Arizona Cardinals, this team is firmly in the driver’s seat for a Wild Card spot.

How does the rest of the AFC look after Week 12?

AFC playoff breakdown

No. 1 seed — Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2): After beating the Green Bay Packers in a nail biter on Sunday Night Football, they’re still on their way to home field advantage. Opponents left: at CIN, vs. BAL, vs. NE, at HOU, vs. CLE

No. 2 seed — New England Patriots (9-2): They covered a 16.5-point spread against the Miami Dolphins. My God. Opponents left: at OAK, at BUF, at MIA, at PIT, vs. BUF, vs. NYJ

No. 3 seed — Tennessee Titans (7-4): This is really gonna come down to Week 17, isn’t it? Opponents left: at IND, vs. HOU, at ARI, at SF, vs. LAR, vs. JAX

No. 4 seed — Kansas City Chiefs (6-5): Alex Smith (still) sucks now. Sorry, Sully. Opponents left: at NYJ, vs. OAK, vs. LAC, vs. MIA, at DEN

No. 5 seed — Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4): How did we lose to Blaine Gabbert? How? HOW?! Opponents left: vs. IND, vs. SEA, vs. HOU, at SF, at TEN

No. 6 seed — Baltimore Ravens (6-5): They beat the Houston Texans and (somehow) have a winning record. Man, what? Opponents left: vs. DET, at PIT, at CLE, vs. IND, vs CIN

In the hunt: Buffalo Bills (6-5), Los Angeles Chargers (5-6), and Oakland Raiders (5-6). The Ravens won last night so they’re no longer the No. 6 seed. PSA: You do not want the Chargers to sneak into the playoffs. Raiders? Bills? Fine. But not the Chargers. Not Philip Rivers. (I’m sorry, the Raiders are here as a technicality.)