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Buffalo Bills playoff picture: What's at stake the final 2 games of the season

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 07, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bills are off to their best start since 1991 following a 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos, they improved to 11-3 on the season and clinched their first AFC East division championship since 1995.

The Bills are led by the improved play of quarterback Josh Allen, according to Buffalo Bills Public Relations Allen is the only NFL player to ever tally 4,000+ passing yards, 30+ passing touchdowns and 8+ rushing touchdowns in a season.

The team currently holds the number two seed in the AFC behind the number one seed Kansas City Chiefs and ahead of the number three seed Pittsburgh Steelers.

The current AFC East standings are as follows:

1 - Buffalo Bills 11-3
2 - Miami Dolphins 9-5
3 - New England Patriots 6-8
4 - New York Jets 1-13

The Bills hold a two-game lead over the Dolphins in the AFC East with two games remaining, but have already clinched the division because they hold tiebreakers over the Dolphins.

A total of seven AFC teams and seven NFC teams will make the playoffs this year. The current AFC playoff standings as the Bills head into their Week 16 game are as follows:

1 - Kansas City Chiefs (13-1)
2 - Buffalo Bills (11-3)
3 - Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3)
4 - Tennessee Titans (10-4)
5 - Cleveland Browns (10-4)
6 - Indianapolis Colts (10-4)
7 - Miami Dolphins (9-5)
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8 - Baltimore Ravens (9-5)
9 - Las Vegas Raiders - (7-7)

This is the Bills' schedule for the rest of the year:

Week 16: Away against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football - December 28 (on 7ABC)
Week 17: Home against the Miami Dolphins - January 3

The Bills currently control their own destiny in regard to playoff seeding, if the Bills win their final two games, they will be the number two seed in the AFC. There is no scenario where the Bills can be a number one seed and because they have won their division, they can fall no further than the number four seed.

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