The playoff teams are set in the AFC: Texans, Broncos, Patriots, Ravens, Colts, and Bengals.
But what isn't set is what seed each team will have entering the postseason.
Last week, some thought the Patriots should purposely lose over the last two weeks to avoid potentially playing the Steelers. Well, the Steelers lost on Sunday to the Bengals, are are now ineligible for the postseason.
The Patriots (11-4), on the other hand, won -- albeit it in an ugly way. The Broncos (12-3) won too, beating up on the Browns, 34-12.
But it was the Houston Texans (12-3), currently the top seed in the AFC, that couldn't get the job done. Houston fell on its face, losing to the Vikings, 23-6, at home. That loss keeps the Patriots chances alive for a No. 1 seed.
The Patriots will look to finish off the season with a win at home over Miami. Houston would have to lose again next week on the road against Chuck Pagano and the Colts, and perhaps more unlikely, the Broncos would have to lose at home to the Chiefs, for New England to earn the top seed.
But if one of those teams loses and the Patriots win, the No. 2 seed is theirs. They own the tiebreaker over both the Texans and the Broncos.
If the Patriots lose, however, and the Ravens (10-5) beat the Bengals (9-6) next week, the Patriots would become the No. 4 seed and play the Colts in the first round.