Week 13: AFC bracket taking shape

Broncos, Patriots take big steps toward byes; Colts not looking the part

Originally Published: December 1, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Denver Broncos' sweep of the Kansas City Chiefs in a three-week span pretty much establishes where the AFC playoff race is heading.

The Broncos and New England Patriots, who beat the Houston Texans 34-31 Sunday, are destined to be the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. Victories by the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts pretty well set up the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.

The Colts visit the Bengals next Sunday in Cincinnati to firm up where those seeds are heading. The Bengals lead ...

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