The 2019 NFL season is in the books and the playoff picture is set.
This year, the AFC looks a bit different than years past. The Patriots do not have a bye for the first time since 2009, while the AFC will have to go through Baltimore.
The Buffalo Bills are back in the playoffs after missing out last year and are still in search for their first postseason win since 1995.
Here is the official seeding for the AFC:
Eliminated from last week: Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers
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1 Baltimore Ravens (14-2), Next Up: Bye
The path to the Super Bowl in the AFC must go through Baltimore. The Ravens secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a Week 16 victory over the Browns — which eliminated Cleveland from playoff contention — and are the No. 1 seed in the AFC. They went 7-1 at home this season and take a 12-game winning streak into the playoffs.
2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), Next Up: Bye
The Chiefs won the AFC West for the fourth straight season and held up their end of the bargain with a Week 17 win over the Chargers. The Patriots could not hold theirs, though, and Kansas City will get the coveted first-round bye and await their next opponent who will have to step into Arrowhead in January.
3 New England Patriots (12-4), Next Up: vs. Titans
The Patriots are not only back in the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season, but are also AFC East champions for the 11th straight season, too. However, they will not have a first-round bye for the first time since 2009, which may not bode well for Tom Brady and Co. They will have to face a gritty Tennessee Titans team.
4 Houston Texans (10-5), Next Up: vs. Bills
The Texans are the AFC South winners for the second straight year after edging the Bucs on the road in Week 16. With the Chiefs' win, Houston locked in as the No. 4 seed and will host the Bills in the Wild Card round.
5 Buffalo Bills (10-6) Next Up: vs. Texans
The Bills are back in the playoffs for just the second time this decade, but could not quite topple the Patriots in the AFC East, falling short in a 24-17 Week 16 loss. Despite the loss, the Bills are locked in as the No. 5 seed for the playoffs and will face the Texans.
6 Tennessee Titans (9-7), Next Up: @ New England Patriots
The Titans took care of business in Week 17, although all other factors worked out their way, defeating the Houston Texans to clinch the final playoff spot in the AFC. Tennessee went 7-3 after switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and boast a dangerous ground game and stingy defense, making them a tough matchup for the New England Patriots.