No team in the league has clinched a playoff spot, the first time since the league expanded to 16 games in 1978 no team clinched a playoff spot through 14 weeks. The Bengals control their own playoff fate with Denver, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Cleveland remaining on their schedule – all teams that are over.500 and battling for playoff spots.
Remaining schedule: vs. Jets, at Saints, at Titans, vs. Patriots
The Dolphins didn’t gain any ground in the playoff standings, yet are just one game out of the final playoff spot. If Vegas falls to Cleveland this week, the Raiders can essentially kiss their playoff chances goodbye – as there are too many teams to overcome for a playoff berth.