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AFC playoff race: Jets in 8th spot

It wasn't a good week for the Jets in terms of gaining ground in the AFC playoff race, as all seven teams ahead of them won their Week 12 games.

Here are the updated "playoff" standings, according to ESPN.com:

Team -- Record -- Conf. Record

1. Texans .... 8-3 ... 7-2*

2. Patriots ... 8-3 ... 6-2*

3. Ravens .... 8-3 ... 5-2*

4. Raiders .... 7-4 ... 5-4*

5. Steelers ... 8-3 ... 6-3

6. Bengals ... 7-4 .... 6-3

7. Broncos ... 6-5 ... 6-3**

8. Jets ........ 6-5 ... 5-5***

9. Titans ..... 6-5 ... 4-4

* - Division leader

** - Win tiebreaker over Jets and Titans based on winning percentage of conference games

*** - Win tiebreaker over Titans based on strength of victory