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Playoff outlook: The Bills are still tied for a wild-card spot despite terrible slide

The Bills have been blown out three weeks in a row and may currently resemble a team banking on a top draft pick instead of  one gunning for a playoff spot, but they're actually still tied for the final wild-card berth at 5-5.

If the season ended today, the Ravens would edge the Bills for the last AFC playoff spot based on their record against conference teams, which is the second tiebreaker. The Ravens are 4-3 against the AFC while the Bills are 3-3, though obviously those numbers will change as the season goes on.

The Bills have six games remaining, all against AFC teams. The Chiefs and Patriots (twice) are the Bills opponents currently in playoff spots while the Dolphins (twice) and Colts are not.

An 8-8 record has never been good enough for a wild-card berth since the NFL changed divisions in 2002, but 9-7 has been good enough in some years and could be this year. Here's a full breakdown of what record has gotten teams into the playoffs as a wild card.

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