NFL Standings Week 12: Where Do Teams Like the Ravens, Jaguars, Saints, and Others Land?

What are the NFL standings after the Week 12 slate of games? Who leads each division, and have any teams locked things up at this point?

As the NFL season continues on, each game matters, and the standings become more and more meaningful. As you await to see where your favorite team lands in their hunt for a playoff spot, each win or loss could mean the difference between a division title or even a better draft pick.

What Are the Current NFL Standings for Each Division?

AFC East

With a loss to the Eagles in Week 12, the Bills now fall 2.5 games behind the Miami Dolphins for the AFC East crown. Meanwhile, the Patriots lost another game, this time to Tommy DeVito and the New York Giants. They now sit at 2-9 and likely have their eyes on the first overall pick in the NFL draft.

  • Miami Dolphins 8-3
  • Buffalo Bills 6-6
  • New York Jets 4-7
  • New England Patriots 2-9

AFC North

The AFC North, from top to bottom, is one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. However, two of the four teams have lost their starting quarterbacks for the season, as the Browns and Bengals now navigate the season without Deshaun Watson and Joe Burrow, respectively.

The Ravens currently sit at the top with nine wins and seem to be separating themselves from the pack. Anything is possible in this hard-nosed division, but it looks like it’s shaping up to be the Ravens’ to lose.

  • Baltimore Ravens 9-3
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 7-4
  • Cleveland Browns 7-4
  • Cincinnati Bengals 5-6

AFC South

The Jaguars currently have a two-game lead over the Texans, but C.J. Stroud and Co. have looked good, especially with Stroud playing at a literal MVP pace. The AFC South is turning out to be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars 8-3
  • Indianapolis Colts 6-5
  • Houston Texans 6-5
  • Tennessee Titans 4-7

AFC West

With the way things change in just one play, you can never say never, but this division looks about as sure of a thing as there is in the NFL. The Chiefs are sitting at the top with eight wins, while the three teams below them are below or close to .500.

But don’t look now. The Broncos have won five games in a row after starting the season 1-5 and are making things more interesting than many thought they were capable of doing. It is unlikely they compete for the division at this point, but they are firmly in playoff contention now.

  • Kansas City Chiefs 8-3
  • Denver Broncos 6-5
  • Las Vegas Raiders 5-7
  • Los Angeles Chargers 4-7

NFC East

The Eagles took down the Chiefs on Monday Night Football last week and then beat the Bills in overtime. To say they are in elite form would be an understatement. It cannot be stressed how impressive it was to defeat Kansas City and Andy Reid coming off of their bye week.

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Meanwhile, Dak Prescott has played his way into the MVP conversation as they handled the Commanders on Thanksgiving. Things still look good for Philadelphia, but with a tough test on the horizon, everything could change in the NFC East quickly.

  • Philadelphia Eagles 10-1
  • Dallas Cowboys 8-3
  • New York Giants 4-8
  • Washington Commanders 4-8

NFC North

The NFC North was once assumed to be an easy division for the Lions, but after a Thanksgiving stumble against the Packers, is Detroit still a lock? Well, the Bears certainly helped by defeating the Vikings on Monday Night Football. The Lions are now sitting at 8-3, two games up on their closest competition.

  • Detroit Lions 8-3
  • Minnesota Vikings 6-6
  • Green Bay Packers 5-6
  • Chicago Bears 4-8

NFC South

The NFC South is a mixed bag right now, and it could be anyone’s division in 2023 (except the 10 loss Panthers). Last season, the Buccaneers made it to the playoffs with a losing record. This year, three teams hover around the .500 mark.

While the Falcons are in pole position, this division promises to be an exciting finish, with it looking like a three-team race for the title — even if the winner could end up below .500 once again.

  • Atlanta Falcons 5-6
  • New Orleans Saints 5-6
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-7
  • Carolina Panthers 1-10

NFC West

The Seahawks and 49ers are currently competing for the NFC West crown. However, what seems close in record doesn’t necessarily represent reality. San Francisco is in a class of their own now that Brock Purdy is healthy, and further evidence was proven on Thanksgiving night when the 49ers soundly handled the Seahawks.

  • San Francisco 49ers 8-3
  • Seattle Seahawks 6-5
  • Los Angeles Rams 5-6
  • Arizona Cardinals 2-10

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