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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Updated: November 19, 9:57 AM ET
AFC stalwarts can gain separation

By John Clayton
ESPN.com

Week 11 will go a long way toward determining whether there will be any post-Thanksgiving drama regarding the AFC playoff race.

Five repeating playoff teams and one surprise team (the Indianapolis Colts) have emerged as the front-runners for AFC postseason spots. This weekend, four of those teams can continue to separate themselves from the rest of the conference.