With Week 13 on the horizon, the playoff picture in the NFL is starting to come into focus, so we take our first look at the current leaders of each division and the wild card for each conference, and who can clinch their division and playoff spot this week.

THE CURRENT LEADERS:

AFC:

1. New England Patriots (10-1, AFC East Leaders, currently the first bye team)
2. Cincinnati Bengals (9-2, AFC North Leaders, second bye team with the edge over the Broncos due to conference record (7-1 to 5-2))
3. Denver Broncos (9-2, AFC West Leaders)
4. Indianapolis Colts (6-5, AFC South Leaders)
5. Kansas City Chiefs (6-5, leaders for the first Wild Card seed)
6. Houston Texans (6-5, leaders for the second Wild Card seed)

IN THE HUNT:

7. New York Jets (6-5)
8. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)

– The Patriots can clinch the East this week with a win against the Eagles AND a Jets loss at the Giants.
– The Bengals cannot clinch the North next week because the Steelers would have a better record in common games if they win their last four games and the Bengals lose the last four.
– The Broncos cannot clinch the West next week because the Chiefs would have a better division record if they win their last four games and the Broncos lose the last four.
– The Colts currently hold the tiebreaker over the Texans for the South because of a head-to-head win in week five.
– The Chiefs lead the race for the No. 5 seed because of a better conference record (5-2) than the Texans (4-3), Jets (5-4) and Steelers (3-4).
– The Texans lead the race for the No. 6 seed because of a better conference record (4-3) than the Jets (5-4) and Steelers (3-4). They also beat the Jets head-to-head.
– The Jets lead the Steelers for the No. 7 position because of conference record (5-4 to 3-4).
– The Raiders (5-6) and Bills (5-6) are still alive, with the Raiders owning the tiebreaker due to conference record (5-4 to 3-4).

NFC:

1. Carolina Panthers (11-0, NFC South leaders, currently first bye team)
2. Arizona Cardinals (9-2, NFC West leaders, second bye team)
3. Minnesota Vikings (8-3, NFC North leaders)
4. Washington Redskins (6-5, NFC East Leaders)
5. Green Bay Packers (7-4, leaders for the first Wild Card seed)
6. Seattle Seahawks (6-5, leaders for the second Wild Card seed)

IN THE HUNT:

7. Atlanta Falcons (6-5)
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6)
9. New York Giants (5-6)
10. Chicago Bears (5-6)

– The Panthers were prevented from clinching a playoff berth by the Seahawks’ win against the Steelers. They have not clinched the South because the Falcons would have a head-to-head sweep with five more wins and five Panthers losses.
– The Cardinals cannot clinch the West next week with a win and a Seahawks loss but would lead the strength-of-victory tiebreaker (the Cardinals have beaten the Bengals and Saints, and the Seahawks have beaten the Steelers and Cowboys).
– The Vikings lead the Packers in the North by a game. The Vikings-Packers game in Week 17 will determine who wins the tiebreaker, if applicable.
– Washington leads the Giants in the East because of division record (2-1 to 2-3).
– The Seahawks lead the Falcons for the No. 6 seed because of conference record (5-4 to 4-4).
– Tampa Bay currently holds the tiebreaker over the Giants and Bears due to conference record (4-3 against the Giants 4-5 and the Bears 2-5).

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