In AFC, 4-6 teams still have hope

Conference poised to buck history; Manning vs. Brady highlights Week 12

Originally Published: November 22, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

An interesting stat that circulated last week was how 4-6 teams historically have only a 7 percent chance of making the playoffs.

History apparently never met this year's AFC. Not only do 4-6 teams have a chance, but some might be considered favorites. During the first 11 weeks of the season, the AFC operated with only five legitimate playoff contenders. A legitimate second wild card hasn't established itself yet.

Eight AFC teams are either 5-5 or 4-6, and the 5-5 teams have ...

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