AFC Standings, Week 4: KC Chiefs take over the West

What do the AFC West standings and the AFC playoff standings look like after the third week of the NFL season and where do the KC Chiefs stack up?
Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates
Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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AFC Standings, heading into Week 4

1. Miami Dolphins (3-0)

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)

3. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)

4. Indianapolis Colts (2-1)

5. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

6. Cleveland Browns (2-1)

7. Buffalo Bills (2-1)

8. New England Patriots (1-2)

9. New York Jets (1-2)

10. Houston Texans (1-2)

11. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)

12. Las Vegas Raiders (1-2)

13. Tennessee Titans (1-2)

14. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)

15. Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)

16. Denver Broncos (0-3)

The Kansas City Chiefs throttled the poor Chicago Bears at Arrowhead. The Los Angeles Chargers won a nail-biter against the Minnesota Vikings. The Indianapolis Colts upset the Baltimore Ravens without Anthony Richardson. The Cleveland Browns shut down the Tennessee Titans in a 24-point victory. The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team since 1966 to score 70 points in a single game in their win over the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots escaped the New York Jets, although the Jets came close to converting on a game-winning hail mary. The Buffalo Bills crushed the Commanders. The Houston Texans dominated their divisional-rival Jacksonville Jaguars. The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football. The Cincinnati Bengals earned their first win of the season on Monday Night Football over the Rams.

The Kansas City Chiefs have proven that their still the class of the AFC. The Chargers aren't completely dead yet. The Colts may prove to be a sleeper wild-card team this season, while the Ravens still have questions on offense. The Browns defense is one of the best in the NFL and the Titans will go nowhere with their offense. The Dolphins have the best offense in the NFL and the Broncos are a hot mess.

The Patriots didn't prove much despite winning and the Jets' season is over unless they can replace Zach Wilson. The Bills are on the right track as their defense has been awesome. The Jaguars are in trouble, while C.J. Stroud has been the real deal so far. The Raiders are going nowhere with their current regime and the Steelers may sneak into the playoffs despite their offense not playing well through three games. The Bengals' offense began to click on Monday night.

The AFC finishes the week with seven teams over 0.500 and nine under 0.500.

According to, the Dolphins are the favorites to land the #1 seed at 35.1%. Following them are the Chiefs at 21.7%, then the Bills at 18.7%, and the Browns at 11.1%. The Dolphins are the slight favorites in the AFC to win Super Bowl LVII at 13.9%. They're followed by the Bills (13.6%), Chiefs (13.4%), Browns (5.1%), and Ravens (2.6%).

The Miami Dolphins are proving to be a real threat to the Chiefs in the AFC. They have a pivotal matchup in Buffalo in Week 4 that will be a real test for them. The Chiefs are officially back after a get-right game against the lowly Bears. How the AFC shakes up down the road will be interesting but the Chiefs should still be considered the favorites to win the AFC, despite Miami's scorching hot start.