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2024 NFL playoff standings: Jaguars still holding onto AFC No. 4 seed

The Jacksonville Jaguars control their own destiny with one week remaining in the 2023-24 NFL season.

NFL: DEC 31 Panthers at Jaguars Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

“Our goals are still right there in front of us.”

Doug Pederson’s message stayed consistent all season, even during the Jaguars’ four-game losing streak in December. With a 6-2 record going into the bye, Jacksonville scrapped together three wins in the past two months to reach present day. Now, the Jags have a chance to repeat last season’s heroics.

If Jacksonville wins at Tennessee this week, they’ll repeat as AFC South champions and host a playoff game for just the sixth time in franchise history.

If the Jaguars lose, they could miss the playoff entirely (unless the Steelers and Broncos also fall).

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

1. *-Baltimore Ravens (13-3)

2. x-Miami Dolphins (11-5)

3. z-Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)

4. #-Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7, 3-1 vs HOU+IND)

5. x-Cleveland Browns (11-5)

6. Buffalo Bills (10-6)

7. #-Indianapolis Colts (9-7, 1-2 vs JAX+HOU, win over HOU & PIT)

8. #-Houston Texans (9-7, 1-2 vs IND+JAX, loss to IND, win over PIT)

9. #-Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7, two wins over CIN, loss to IND, loss to HOU)

10. e-Denver Broncos (8-8)

11. e-Cincinnati Bengals (8-8, two losses to PIT)

12. e-Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)

13. e-New York Jets (6-10)

14. e-Tennessee Titans (5-11)

15. e-Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

16. e-New England Patriots (4-12)

* - Baltimore has clinched the first-round bye and the one seed.

z- Kansas City has clinched the AFC West

x - Miami and Cleveland have clinched a playoff spot

# - First, the AFC South tiebreaker applies which Jacksonville wins based on head-to-head record against Houton and Indianapolis. That dumps Houston and Indianapolis into the Wild Card tiebreaker with Pittsburgh. Indianapolis has a win over Houston, so the Colts and Steelers go to a tiebreaker and Indianapolis wins on head-to-head. Houston and Pittsburgh go to a tiebreaker, and the Texans have a win over Pittsburgh

e - The Titans, Jets, Chargers, and Patriots have been eliminated from the postseason. The Broncos, Bengals, and Raiders joined them in Week 18.