Ravens hold major edge for AFC's top seed

The Ravens would likely capture the top seed in the AFC for the first time in their history if they win their last four games.

Thirteen weeks into the regular season, Baltimore (9-3) is tied with Houston, New England and Pittsburgh for the best record in the AFC. If all four teams win out, all would finish with the same conference record and there's not enough common games for it to apply. The next tiebreaker is strength of victory, a category that currently favors Baltimore.

The Ravens' strength of victory is currently .574 (62-46), which is far ahead of the Patriots (.426, 46-62) and Texans (.380, 41-67).

The Ravens' remaining games are: home against Indianapolis, at San Diego, home against Cleveland and at Cincinnati.

If the Ravens, Patriots, Texans and Steelers go undefeated the rest of the way, this is likely how the top-five seedings would go: 1. Ravens, 2. Patriots, 3. Texans, 4. AFC West champion and 5. Steelers.

You can figure out this same scenario and other ones by punching in games into ESPN's Playoff Machine.

Note: An original post had the Ravens controlling their own fate for the No. 1 seed. While the Ravens have huge lead in strength of victory, this doesn't guarantee them the top spot. Apologies for the error and thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for the correct tiebreaker information.