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NFL playoff standings 2024: Jaguars remain the AFC’s No. 4 seed

The Jacksonville Jaguars are still in the thick of a crowded race to the playoffs.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-5 through Week 14 of the 2023 NFL season.

The team and fanbase alike are still reeling from consecutive losses to backup quarterbacks.

Fortunately, the Texans, Colts, Dolphins, and Chiefs also lost on Sunday. The Jaguars still lead their division and are just two games back from the top seed in the conference -- the Ravens -- who are coming to town this week for Sunday Night Football at the Bank.

“We’re definitely still optimistic, we’re 8-5. There’s no need to panic,” Dawuane Smoot said on Monday. “We’re still in a good place. We just need to figure out the problems that are happening and communicate more as a team. We all just need to get on the same page to be able to make a push for these next four weeks.”

Here’s a look at the AFC as things stand today.

1. Baltimore Ravens (10-3)

2. Miami Dolphins (9-4)

3. Kansas City Chiefs (8-5, win over JAX)

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5, loss to KC)

5. Cleveland Browns (8-5)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers*+ (7-6, win over CIN)

7. Indianapolis Colts*+ (7-6, win over HOU)

8. Houston Texans*+ (7-6, loss to IND)

9. Denver Broncos+ (7-6)

10. Cincinnati Bengals*+ (7-6, loss to PIT)

11. Buffalo Bills+ (7-6)

12. Los Angeles Chargers# (5-8, win over LV)

13. Las Vegas Raiders# (5-8, loss to LAC)

14. New York Jets# (5-8)

15. Tennessee Titans# (5-8)

16. New England Patriots (3-10)

* In the multi-way tiebreaker at 7-6, you need to get down to one team per division first. Pittsburgh has a win over Cincinnati, Indianapolis has a win over the Texans. The Steelers and Colts move on to the first group of the tiebreaker.

+ Once we get to the Steelers, Colts, Broncos, and Bills, it goes to AFC record. The Steelers and Colts are both 5-4, so they go against one another. Pittsburgh wins on record in common games. Indianapolis, Denver, Buffalo, and now Cincinnati go to a four-way tiebreaker, which the Colts and their 5-4 AFC record win. The Broncos, Bills, Bengals, and Texans now go to a four-way tiebreaker, which the Texans win on their 4-4 AFC record. The Broncos, Bills, and Bengals go to a three-way tie, and the Bills & Broncos advance based on their AFC record before Denver bears Buffalo thanks to a head-to-head win. Buffalo and Cincinnati go to a head-to-head tiebreaker, which the Bengals win thanks to their victory over the Bills.

# The Chargers and Raiders go to an AFC West tiebreaker first, which the Chargers win because they’ve beaten Las Vegas. The Chargers, Jets, and Titans go to a tiebreaker and Los Angeles wins that with a better AFC record. The Raiders join the Titans and Jets in a tiebreaker, which the Raiders win on AFC record. Then the Jets beat the Titans on Strength of Victory tiebreaker.