AFC playoff brackets for 2013 yield some interesting match-ups. The latest 2013 AFC playoff brackets come from the standings on Monday (Dec. 23). With a win on Sunday (Dec. 22), the Denver Broncos clinched home field advantage, the AFC West, and will now get a first round bye in the postseason. It also meant that the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the No. 5 seed and the first wild card slot in the conference.
Currently, the 8-7 Miami Dolphins hold the second wild card slot, making them the No. 6 seed in the postseason. The team wins out the tie-breakers with the 8-7 Baltimore Ravens and 8-7 San Diego Chargers so far, setting up a first round match with the No. 3 seed Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have clinched the AFC North and home field advantage in the first round. The team will hold on to that seed with a Week 17 victory.
The 11-4 New England Patriots are currently the No. 2 seed, giving them a great shot at clinching a first round bye as well. The team could still catch the Broncos for No. 1 overall, as they win the head-to-head tie-breaker. The other team with home field advantage at the moment is the AFC South champions. The Indianapolis Colts look to host the Chiefs in their first round match-up.
2013 AFC Playoff Brackets:
No. 4 Indianapolis Colts vs. No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs
No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals vs. No. 6 Miami Dolphins
Worst remaining seed plays No. 1 Denver Broncos in second round.
Best remaining seed plays No. 2 New England Patriots in second round.
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