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NFL Playoff Picture, Week 13: New York Jets Moving Up

The New York Jets dramatically improved their AFC playoff hopes on Sunday when they defeated the Washington Redskins, 34-19. The Jets (7-5) would still be outside the playoffs looking in if they began today, but record-wise they are tied with sixth-seeded Cincinnati, as well as with the Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders.

The Jets would lose a spot to the Bengals as things stand now, based on conference record. The Bengals are 6-4 in AFC games, while the Jets are just 5-5.

The Jets have now won two straight games. Their remaining schedule includes a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a visit to the disappointing Philadelphia Eagles, a home game against the New York Giants on Christmas Eve and a season-ending meeting on the road against the Miami Dolphins.

AFC Playoff Picture

Division Leaders
New England Patriots (9-3)
Houston Texans (9-3)
Baltimore Ravens (9-3)
Denver Broncos (7-5)

Wild-Card Teams
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3)
Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)

In The Hunt
Tennessee Titans (7-5)
Oakland Raiders (7-5)
New York Jets (7-5)