AFC Standings, Week 3: KC Chiefs bounce back in Jacksonville

What do the AFC West standings and the AFC playoff standings look like after the second week of the NFL season and where do the KC Chiefs stack up?

Sep 17, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95)
Sep 17, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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AFC Standings, through Week 2

  1. Miami Dolphins (2-0)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (2-0)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)
  4. Las Vegas Raiders (1-1)
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)
  6. New York Jets (1-1)
  7. Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)
  8. Buffalo Bills (1-1)
  9. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
  10. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
  11. Cleveland Browns (1-1)
  12. New England Patriots (0-2)
  13. Denver Broncos (0-2)
  14. Los Angeles Chargers (0-2)
  15. Houston Texans (0-2)
  16. Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)

In Week 2, the Chiefs beat the Jaguars behind a fantastic defensive effort. The Ravens defeated their arch-rival Bengals despite being down two starting offensive linemen. The Bills dominated the Raiders at home. The Titans took down the Chargers in overtime. The Colts crushed the Texans after a great (but abbreviated) game by Anthony Richardson. Despite converting a hail mary, the Broncos blew a massive lead to the Commanders. The Jets got smoked by the Cowboys. The Dolphins topped the Patriots in Foxborough. The Steelers topped the Browns on Monday Night Football.

The Chiefs' defense looks to be for real, while the Jaguars have questions on offense. The Bengals are 0-2 again, but Joe Burrow may have aggravated his calf injury, and the Ravens may be the new favorites to win the AFC North. The Bills may have won, but they still have questions, and the Raiders have proven to be a fraudulent 1-0 team.

The Titans may be a sleeper wild-card team this season and the Chargers could be one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this year. The Colts may have something in Anthony Richardson and C.J. Stroud also played well. The Broncos are likely in for another long season. The Jets will go nowhere with Zach Wilson under center.

It's been close but no cigar so far this season for New England and the Dolphins look like a real Super Bowl threat. The Steelers may have figured it out on offense, but the Browns need to figure out how to replace Nick Chubb after his awful injury.

The AFC finishes the week with just two 2-0 teams, five 0-2 teams, and nine 1-1 teams.

According to, the Chiefs are the favorites to land the #1 seed at 20.9%. Following them are the Ravens at 18.7%, the Dolphins at 17.3%, and the Bills at 14.3%. The Chiefs are the favorites in the AFC to win Super Bowl LVIII (11.9%), followed by the Bills (10.1%), Dolphins (6.2%), Ravens (5.8%), and Browns (3.6%).

Although the Chiefs offense hasn't played its best football through two weeks, their defense has been outstanding. The offense will figure it out at some point, once it does and if the defense continues to play well, there are very few teams that can compete with them.