AFC Standings, Week 5: KC Chiefs take over top conference spot

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

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AFC Standings, heading into Week 5

Here is what the AFC Standings look like after Week 4:

1. Kansas City Chiefs (3-1)

2. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)

3. Buffalo Bills (3-1)

4. Indianapolis Colts (2-2)

5. Miami Dolphins (3-1)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)

7. Houston Texans (2-2)

8. Cleveland Browns (2-2)

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)

10. Tennessee Titans (2-2)

11. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)

12. New England Patriots (1-3)

13. New York Jets (1-3)

14. Las Vegas Raiders (1-3)

15. Cincinnati Bengals (1-3)

16. Denver Broncos (1-3)

The Jaguars got a much-needed win in London over the Falcons. The Bills dominated the Dolphins to hand Miami their first loss of the season. The Broncos beat the Bears after a thrilling comeback. The Ravens defeated the Deshaun Watson-less Browns. The Texans crushed the Steelers at home. The Colts' 23 point comeback wasn't enough to beat the Rams in overtime. The Titans demoralized the Bengals 27-3 as the Cincinnati hit a new low. The Chargers escaped the Raiders to move 2-2. The Patriots were blown out in Dallas. The Chiefs squeaked by the Jets in a game that was closer than it should have been.

The Jaguars offense may have found their groove in London. The Dolphins may have already peaked, while the Bills have their swagger back. The Broncos still aren't a threat to anyone. The Ravens are now the favorites in the AFC North, while the Browns may have blown their best chance to take control of the division. C.J. Stroud looks to be legitimate for Houston and Kenny Pickett now has even more questions in Pittsburgh. Despite the loss, the Colts are still playing better than expected.

The Bengals are finished unless Burrow can get healthy very soon, while the Titans will continue to be a pain down the road. The Chargers still don't pass the eye test and Josh McDaniels' days are numbered in Vegas. The Patriots' season is over unless their offense can figure it out. The Chiefs still have a lot of issues they need to sort out at wide receiver, but Zach Wilson may have found his confidence.

The AFC finished the week with four teams over .500 and five under .500, plus seven teams with an even record at 2-2.

According to, the Bills are the favorites to land the #1 seed at 39.5%. Following them are the Chiefs at 26.1%, then the Dolphins at 13.2%, and the Ravens at 12.7%. The Bills are also the clear favorites in the AFC to win Super Bowl LVIII (24.1), followed by the Chiefs (12.3%), Dolphins (6.1%), and Ravens (5.9%).

Although the Chiefs aren't playing their best football, but that doesn't matter when the playoffs roll around. They have questions that need to be answered but they did at this time last year as well. The Bills are getting hot and the Dolphins still have a dominant offense. When the Chiefs put it together on offense, mixed with their defense playing well, they'll be tough to beat.