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2020 Cleveland Browns Season
2020 Cleveland Browns season
OwnerJimmy Haslam
Head coachKevin Stefanski
General managerAndrew Berry
Home fieldFirstEnergy Stadium
Results
Record8-3
Division place2nd AFC North
Uniform
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The 2020 season is the Cleveland Browns' 68th as a member of the National Football League, their 72nd overall, and their first under general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski. The Browns improved on their 6-10 record from 2019 and clinched their first non-losing season since 2007. They will also attempt to end their franchise-record and league-high 17-year playoff drought.

Offseason

Front office changes

On December 31, 2019, the Browns and general manager John Dorsey mutually agreed to part ways.[1] Dorsey had served as the Browns' GM since December 2017.

On January 27, 2020, the Browns hired former Philadelphia Eagles' vice president of football operations Andrew Berry as general manager. Berry previously served as the Browns' vice president of player personnel from 2016 to 2018.[2] At age 32, Berry became the youngest general manager in NFL history.[3]

On January 29, the Browns and vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith and assistant general manager Eliot Wolf mutually agreed to part ways after the hiring of Berry. Both had served in their roles since the 2017 hiring of Dorsey.[4]

Coaching changes

On December 29, 2019, the Browns fired head coach Freddie Kitchens. In one season as Browns' head coach, Kitchens posted a 6-10 (.375) record.[5]

On January 13, 2020, the Browns hired former Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as head coach. Stefanski served as a Vikings' assistant coach from 2006 to 2019, including the past two seasons as their offensive coordinator. This will mark Stefanski's first NFL head coaching opportunity.[6]

On January 29, the Browns hired former Cincinnati Bengals' quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt as offensive coordinator. Van Pelt, who served as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2009, replaced Todd Monken, who was not retained by Stefanski.[7]

On February 7, the Browns hired former San Francisco 49ers' defensive backs coach Joe Woods as defensive coordinator. Woods, who previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos from 2017 to 2018, replaced Steve Wilks, who was not retained by Stefanski.[8]

Roster changes

Players added

Position Player Tag 2019 team Date
DT Andrew Billings UFA Cincinnati Bengals March 19[9]
DE Adrian Clayborn UFA Atlanta Falcons March 31[10]
OT Jack Conklin UFA Tennessee Titans March 18[9]
LB B.J. Goodson UFA Green Bay Packers March 20[9]
TE Austin Hooper UFA Atlanta Falcons March 18[9]
CB Kevin Johnson UFA Buffalo Bills March 19[9]
S Karl Joseph UFA Oakland Raiders March 19[9]
QB Case Keenum UFA Washington Redskins March 18[9]
WR JoJo Natson UFA Los Angeles Rams March 19[9]
CB Donovan Olumba UFA Dallas Cowboys March 23[11]
S Andrew Sendejo UFA Minnesota Vikings March 20[9]

Players lost

Position Player Tag Date lost 2020 team Date
S Morgan Burnett Release March 16[12]
CB T. J. Carrie Release February 17[13] Indianapolis Colts March 31[14]
TE Demetrius Harris Release February 17[13] Chicago Bears February 20[15]
LB Christian Kirksey Release March 10[16] Green Bay Packers March 16[17]
G Eric Kush Release February 17[13] Las Vegas Raiders March 30[18]
S Eric Murray UFA March 18 Houston Texans March 21[19]
S Damarious Randall UFA March 18 Las Vegas Raiders April 3[20]
LB Joe Schobert UFA March 18 Jacksonville Jaguars March 18[21]
TE Ricky Seals-Jones UFA March 18 Kansas City Chiefs April 3[22]
LB Adarius Taylor Release February 17[13] Carolina Panthers July 27[23]

2020 draft class

2020 Cleveland Browns Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 10 Jedrick Wills OT Alabama
2 44 Grant Delpit S LSU from Indianapolis
3 88 Jordan Elliott DT Missouri from New Orleans
97 Jacob Phillips ILB LSU from Houston
4 115 Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic
5 160 Nick Harris C Washington from Indianapolis
6 187 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan from Arizona

Notes

  • Cleveland acquired a third round pick (No. 90) from Houston in exchange for RB Duke Johnson.[24]
  • Cleveland traded its fifth- and sixth-round selections (Nos. 155 and 188) to Buffalo in exchange for G Wyatt Teller and a 2021 seventh-round selection.[25]
  • Cleveland acquired a sixth-round selection (No. 187) from Arizona in exchange for CB Jamar Taylor.[26]
  • Cleveland acquired a seventh-round selection (No. 236) from Buffalo in exchange for WR Corey Coleman.[27]
  • Cleveland acquired a seventh-round selection (No. 244) and G Justin McCray from Green Bay in exchange for a seventh-round selection (No. 224)

Undrafted free agents

Player Position College Signed Cut
Solomon Ajayi LB Liberty April 25[28] September 5[29]
Elijah Benton S Liberty April 25[28] September 5[29]
Ja'Marcus Bradley WR Louisiana April 25[28] September 5[29]
Tony Brown WR Colorado April 25[28]
Kevin Davidson QB Princeton April 25[28] September 5[29]
Drake Dorbeck OT Southern Miss April 25[28] August 6[30]
A.J. Green CB Oklahoma State April 25[28] September 5[29]
Brian Herrien RB Georgia April 25[28]
Jameson Houston CB Baylor April 25[28]
Benny LeMay RB Charlotte April 25[28] September 5[29]
Jovante Moffatt S Middle Tennessee State April 25[28] September 5[29]
George Obinna DE Sacramento State April 25[28]
Alex Taylor OT South Carolina State April 25[28] September 5[29]
Jeffery Whatley DE South Alabama April 25[28]
Nate Wieting TE Iowa April 25[28]

Opt-outs

The NFL and the NFLPA reached an agreement on July 24 to allow players to opt out of playing the 2020 season due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These players would not be paid for the season, but receive an advance of $150,000 to $350,000 from their 2021 salary. The following five players opted out of this season:[30]

Uniform changes

On April 15, the Browns unveiled new uniforms to be used starting in the 2020 season. The jerseys are brown with white numbers and white with brown numbers, each featuring the five-stripe sleeve pattern used prior to 2015. The pants are brown or white, each with an orange-brown-orange stripe pattern on the sides. The "Cleveland" wordmark on the front of the jerseys and the "Browns" wordmark on the side of the pants have been removed.[31]

Staff

Current roster

Preseason

The Browns' preseason schedule was announced on May 7, but was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[32]

Week Date Opponent Venue Result
1 August 15 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 August 22 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
3 August 30 Minnesota Vikings FirstEnergy Stadium
4 September 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers FirstEnergy Stadium

Regular season

Schedule

The Browns' 2020 schedule was announced on May 7, and is subject to change, pending developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[32]

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 13 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens L 6-38 0-1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 17 8:20 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals W 35-30 1-1 FirstEnergy Stadium NFLN Recap
3 September 27 1:00 p.m. Washington Football Team W 34-20 2-1 FirstEnergy Stadium Fox Recap
4 October 4 1:00 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys W 49-38 3-1 AT&T Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 11 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis Colts W 32-23 4-1 FirstEnergy Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 18 1:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7-38 4-2 Heinz Field CBS Recap
7 October 25 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals W 37-34 5-2 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
8 November 1 1:00 p.m. Las Vegas Raiders L 6-16 5-3 FirstEnergy Stadium Fox Recap
9 Bye
10 November 15 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans W 10-7 6-3 FirstEnergy Stadium Fox Recap
11 November 22 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles W 22-17 7-3 FirstEnergy Stadium Fox Recap
12 November 29 1:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27-25 8-3 TIAA Bank Field CBS Recap
13 December 6 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium CBS
14 December 14 8:15 p.m. Baltimore Ravens FirstEnergy Stadium ESPN
15 December 20 1:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS
16 December 27 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
17 January 3 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers FirstEnergy Stadium CBS

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 13-17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, time, and network for that week's game at the New York Jets will be finalized at a later date--by no later than four weeks prior to game day.[33]

Game summaries

Week 1: at Baltimore Ravens

The Browns traveled to Baltimore to start their season. The Ravens took advantage of two early Browns turnovers with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Mark Andrews and a Justin Tucker 41-yard field goal to take a 10-0 lead. The Browns cut the Ravens' lead to 10-6 late in the first quarter on a Baker Mayfield 1-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku, however Austin Seibert would miss the extra point. The Ravens dominated the rest of the game, scoring 28 unanswered points on two additional Jackson touchdown passes to Andrews and Willie Snead, as well as two touchdown runs by rookie J.K. Dobbins, to win 38-6.

With the loss, the Browns started their season 0-1. They failed to win in Week 1 for the 16th consecutive season.

After the game, the Browns released Seibert after he missed an extra point and field goal attempt. The Browns signed Cody Parkey from their practice squad to replace Seibert.[34]

Week 2: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns opened the home portion of their schedule with a Thursday night game against their in-state rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals received the opening kickoff and put together a 15-play drive, culminating in a Randy Bullock field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The Browns responded with a 10-play drive of their own, but were able to find the end zone on a Nick Chubb 11-yard run to take a 7-3 lead. The teams exchanged scores in the second quarter: The Browns scored a touchdown on a 43-yard pass from Baker Mayfield to Odell Beckham, Jr., the Bengals responded with a Joe Burrow 23-yard touchdown pass to C. J. Uzomah, the Browns struck back with a Mayfield touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt, and the Bengals added another Bullock field goal, giving the Browns a 21-13 lead going into halftime.

The Browns struck first in the third quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run by Chubb. This was set up Myles Garrett forcing a Burrow fumble, which was recovered by Joe Jackson at the Bengals' 1 yard-line. Bullock kicked another field goal to make it 28-16 after three quarters. The Bengals closed the Browns' lead to 28-23 midway through the fourth quarter on a Burrow 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd set up by a Mayfield interception. However, the Browns regained a two-score lead on a Hunt 1-yard touchdown run set up by long runs from Hunt and Chubb. The Bengals added a touchdown in the final minute but could not recover an onside kick attempt, allowing the Browns to run out the clock in a 35-30 win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 1-1.

Week 3: vs. Washington Football Team

The Browns hosted Washington in Week 3. Washington took an early 7-0 lead on a Dwayne Haskins touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman. In the second quarter, the Browns took advantage of two Haskins interceptions while scoring 17 points in the quarter: a Cody Parkey 42-yard field goal and a pair of touchdowns on a Nick Chubb 16-yard run and a Baker Mayfield 9-yard pass to Kareem Hunt to take a 17-7 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, Washington scored two touchdowns on an Antonio Gibson 2-yard run and a Haskins 11-yard pass to Inman to re-take the lead at 20-17. However, the Browns took a 24-20 lead on a Mayfield 3-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant and built their lead to 31-20 on a Chub 20-yard touchdown run that was set up by another Haskins interception. Parkey added a late field goal to make the final score 34-20.

With the win, the Browns improved to 2-1. This win ended the longest active losing-record streak in the league; Week 4 was the first game since Week 15 of the 2014 season, a span of 90 games, in which the Browns entered with a record above .500.[35]

Week 4: at Dallas Cowboys

The Browns traveled to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in Week 4. The Browns opened the scoring on a trick play as WR Jarvis Landry threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Odell Beckham, Jr. to take a 7-0 lead. The Cowboys then scored two touchdowns later in the quarter on Dak Prescott passes to CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper to tie the game and then take a 14-7 lead after the first quarter. The Browns took control of the game by scoring 34 straight points in the second and third quarters. In the second quarter, Baker Mayfield completed touchdown passes to Beckham and Austin Hooper, Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown run, and Cody Parkey added a field goal to give the Browns a 31-14 lead at halftime. The Browns scored on another Hunt run on their opening drive of the third quarter and added another Parkey field goal to build their lead to 41-14 after three quarters.

However, the Cowboys mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter. They scored three touchdowns on a Tony Pollard run and Prescott passes to Dalton Schultz and Lamb - converting the two-point conversion each time - to cut the Browns' lead to 41-38 with 3:42 to go. However, the Browns recovered the Cowboys' on-side kick attempt and scored on the next play on a 50-yard run by Beckham. The extra point attempt was blocked, but a Cowboys player muffed the ball and the Browns tight end Stephen Carlson recovered it in the end zone for a two-point conversion, giving the Browns a 49-38 lead. On the ensuing possession, Denzel Ward intercepted a Prescott pass to seal the 49-38 win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 3-1. This marked the team's best 4-game start to a season since 2001. Defensive end Myles Garrett was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording two sacks and a forced fumble.[36]

Week 5: vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Browns returned home to host the Indianapolis Colts in a battle of 3-1 records. The Browns opened the scoring on a Cody Parkey 24-yard field goal on their opening drive to take a 3-0 lead. However, the Colts responded on their first drive with a Jonathan Taylor 4-yard touchdown to take a 7-3 lead. In the second quarter, the Browns took a 10-7 lead on a Baker Mayfield 2-yard touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt, but the Colts tied it at 10-10 as Rodrigo Blankenship hit a 32-yard field goal. The Browns would add a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to Rashard Higgins and a Parkey 34-yard field goal to take a 20-10 lead at halftime.

The Browns extended their lead to 27-10 as Ronnie Harrison intercepted a Philip Rivers pass and returned it for a touchdown. However, Isaiah Rodgers returned the ensuing kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown to cut the Browns' lead to 27-17. Blankenship would add another field goal on a drive set up by a Mayfield interception to cut the Browns' lead to 27-20. Early in the fourth quarter, the Browns recorded a safety on a Rivers intentional grounding penalty in the end zone to build their lead to two possessions, at 29-20. The teams traded late field goals to give the Browns a 32-23 win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 4-1. This marked the team's best 5-game start to a season since 1994.

Week 6: at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Browns traveled to Pittsburgh to take on their division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to end a 16-game losing streak to the Steelers in Pittsburgh, having last won there in 2003. However, Pittsburgh dominated the game from the beginning, opening the scoring with a Chris Boswell 35-yard field goal and a Minkah Fitzpatrick interception return for a touchdown on the Browns' third offensive play to take an early 10-0 lead. Pittsburgh added two more touchdowns in the second quarter on a James Conner run and a Ben Roethlisberger pass to James Washington to extend their lead to 24-0. Cleveland got on the board late in the quarter on a Baker Mayfield pass to Rashard Higgins to make it 24-7 at halftime. The Steelers continued their domination into the second half, adding a pair of touchdowns on a Roethlisberger pass to Chase Claypool and a Benny Snell Jr. run to make the final score 38-7.

Mayfield left the game late in the third quarter after aggravating a minor rib injury he suffered in the Browns' previous game. Backup Case Keenum served as the Browns' quarterback for the remainder of the game. The Browns' run offense, which came into the game averaging a league-leading 188 yards per game, was held to 75 yards.

With their 17th consecutive loss in Pittsburgh, the Browns fell to 4-2.

Week 7: at Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals, hoping to bounce back from the tough loss at Pittsburgh. After both teams had interceptions on their opening drives, Cincinnati opened the scoring with Joe Burrow 1-yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead. The teams then traded field goals before Cleveland scored on a Baker Mayfield 3-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant. making the score 10-10. Cincinnati took a 17-10 lead into halftime on a Burrow 11-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd.

The second half saw the teams go back-and-forth. Cleveland tied the score at 17 with a Mayfield 6-yard touchdown pass to Bryant. Cincinnati took a 20-17 lead into the fourth quarter on a Randy Bullock 23-yard field goal. The fourth quarter featured an NFL record five go-ahead touchdown passes.[37] Cleveland took a 24-20 lead on a Mayfield 16-yard pass to David Njoku. Cincinnati went up 27-24 with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Tee Higgins. Cleveland responded with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to Kareem Hunt, taking a 31-27 lead. Cincinnati took the lead back, 34-31 with 1:06 remaining on a Burrow 3-yard touchdown pass to Giovani Bernard. The Browns drove down the field in the final minute and Mayfield connected with Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Browns a 37-34 lead after missing the extra point attempt. An unsuccessful Hail Mary pass attempt by Burrow ended the game, with the Browns hanging on to a 37-34 win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 5-2. Mayfield was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 297 yard, 5 touchdown performance.[38] He also set a franchise record with 21 consecutive completed passes.[39]

The following day, the Browns announced that WR Odell Beckham Jr, who left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter, suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

On October 29, DE Myles Garrett was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October. Garrett recorded two forced fumbles and led the NFL with six sacks during the month.[40]

Week 8: vs. Las Vegas Raiders

The Browns returned home to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on a very windy afternoon. After a scoreless first quarter, Cleveland opened the scoring with a Cody Parkey 41-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead. However, Las Vegas kicker Daniel Carlson connected on field goals from 29 and 33 yards to take a 6-3 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Cleveland tied the game 6-6 on a Parkey 38-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Las Vegas scored the game's lone touchdown on a Derek Carr 4-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow to take a 13-6 lead. They extended their lead to 16-6 on a Carlson 24-yard field goal. Cleveland had a chance to close the Las Vegas lead to one possession with just under two minutes remaining, but Parkey missed a field goal attempt.

With the loss, the Browns went into their bye week at 5-3.

Week 10: vs. Houston Texans

The Browns returned from their bye week to host the Houston Texans. The game was delayed moments before kickoff due to severe weather including high winds, severe rain, and hail.[41] The game started after a 36 minute delay. The Browns took the opening drive of the game 12 plays and scored on a Cody Parkey 41-yard field goal take an early 3-0 lead. This was the only score until the fourth quarter as high winds made it very difficult for either offense to establish any consistency. Early in the fourth quarter, the Browns extended their lead to 10-0 on a 9-yard touchdown run by Nick Chubb in his first game since suffering a knee injury in Week 4. Houston responded with a Deshaun Watson 16-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown to close the Browns' lead to 10-7. However, the Browns were able to run out the clock as Chubb and Kareem Hunt rushed for four first downs to seal the 10-7 win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 6-3. In the game, Chubb and Hunt became the first pair of Browns teammates to each rush for 100 yards in the same game since Ernie Green and Leroy Kelly in 1966.[42] This win marked Baker Mayfield's 12th win as starting quarterback at FirstEnergy Stadium, setting a record for the most wins at the venue. The previous record of 11 wins was held by Ben Roethlisberger.[43] Offensive tackle Jedrick Wills was named NFL Rookie of the Week.

Week 11: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Browns stayed home to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The game started slowly as neither team scored in the first quarter despite each team missing an opportunity within the opponent's 5-yard line; Philadelphia's drive ended on a Miles Sanders fumble, while Cleveland was stopped on fourth down at the goal line. Cleveland opened the scoring in the second quarter on a Sione Takitaki 50-yard interception return to take a 7-0 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, Philadelphia tied the game on a Carson Wentz 19-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers. Cleveland took a 10-7 lead on their next drive with a Cody Parkey 46-yard field goal and extended it to 12-7 on a safety by linebacker Olivier Vernon. In the fourth quarter, Philadelphia made it 12-10 on a Jake Elliott 43-yard field goal. Cleveland extended their lead to 22-10 with a Kareem Hunt 5-yard touchdown run and a Parkey 28-yard field goal. Philadelphia made it 22-17 on a Wentz 4-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert in the final minute, but could not recover their onside kick attempt, allowing Cleveland to run out the clock.

With the win, the Browns improved to 7-3, marking their best ten-game start since 1994.[44] Vernon was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording three sacks and a safety.[45]

Week 12: at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Browns traveled to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. Jacksonville opened the scoring in the first quarter with an Aldrick Rosas field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Cleveland took a 7-3 lead on a Baker Mayfield touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry, Mayfield's first touchdown pass since Week 7. After both teams kicked short field goals in the second quarter, Jacksonville took a 13-10 lead on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Collin Johnson. Cleveland answered and took a 17-13 lead on a Mayfield touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. In the third quarter, Jacksonville recovered a Harrison Bryant fumble and scored a touchdown six plays later on a Glennon 2-yard pass to Tyler Eifert to take a 19-17 lead following a missed 2-point conversion attempt. Cleveland responded with a Cody Parkey 46-yard field goal and a Nick Chubb 1-yard touchdown run to take a 27-19 lead. Jacksonville closed the Browns' lead to 27-25 with just over two minutes to go on a James Robinson 4-yard touchdown run, but failed to make a game-tying 2-point conversion. The Browns were able to run out the clock to preserve the win.

With the win, the Browns improved to 8-3 and clinched their first non-losing season since 2007.[46] In the game, Browns' chief of staff Callie Brownson became the first woman to serve as a position coach in NFL history. She filled in as the tight ends coach in place of Drew Petzing, as he did not travel with the team in order to attend the birth of his child.[47]

Week 13: at Tennessee Titans

Standings

Division

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 0 0 1.000 4-0 8-0 317 188 W11
Cleveland Browns 8 3 0 .727 2-2 5-3 265 286 W3
Baltimore Ravens 6 5 0 .545 2-2 4-5 282 214 L3
Cincinnati Bengals 2 8 1 .227 0-4 2-6 230 289 L3

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 0 0 1.000 4-0 8-0 .413 .413 W11
2 Kansas City Chiefs West 10 1 0 .909 3-1 8-1 .431 .420 W6
3[a] Tennessee Titans South 8 3 0 .727 3-1 6-3 .500 .455 W2
4[a] Buffalo Bills East 8 3 0 .727 4-0 6-2 .496 .409 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cleveland Browns North 8 3 0 .727 2-2 5-3 .417 .313 W3
6[b] Miami Dolphins East 7 4 0 .636 2-2 4-3 .388 .286 W1
7[b] Indianapolis Colts South 7 4 0 .636 1-2 3-4 .459 .422 L1
In the hunt
8[c] Las Vegas Raiders West 6 5 0 .545 3-1 4-3 .585 .567 L2
9[c] Baltimore Ravens North 6 5 0 .545 2-2 4-5 .612 .439 L3
10 New England Patriots East 5 6 0 .455 2-1 4-4 .529 .455 W1
11[d] Denver Broncos West 4 7 0 .364 1-2 4-4 .574 .341 L1
12[d] Houston Texans South 4 7 0 .364 2-1 3-5 .554 .250 W2
13 Los Angeles Chargers West 3 8 0 .273 0-3 3-5 .476 .106 L1
14 Cincinnati Bengals North 2 8 1 .227 0-4 2-6 .525 .409 L3
Eliminated from playoff contention
15 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 10 0 .091 1-3 1-8 .550 .636 L10
16 New York Jets East 0 11 0 .000 0-5 0-9 .579 .000 L11
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Tennessee wins tiebreaker over Buffalo based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b Miami wins tiebreaker over Indianapolis based on conference record.
  3. ^ a b Las Vegas wins tiebreaker over Baltimore based on conference record.
  4. ^ a b Denver wins tiebreaker over Houston based on conference record.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

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