By NFL Media staff – Friday, November 11, 2018 – 11:23:23After last weekend’s playoff victory over the Seahawks, the AFC North remains in a position of relative strength.
The Patriots are tied with the Bills at 10-6 and the Bengals are 10-5.
This is the first time the Patriots have a winning record in the division and the first for them since Week 7.
However, the Bills remain atop the division with a 7-3 record and the Ravens are tied for the fourth place spot with the Steelers.
The Bills are the only team in the AFC South without a winning season since Week 6.
The Bengals have a 2-6 record in their past six games.
Week 15: Best of AFC North | Best NFL PodcastThe AFC North is firmly entrenched in the top three, with four teams currently tied for second place.
New England has a three-game lead in the race for the No. 1 seed with Buffalo.
The Patriots have won three of the past four games with the defense having held opponents to 2.5 yards per carry, the third-fewest yards per game in the NFL.
The secondary is currently No. 3 in pass efficiency, with Tom Brady completing 63.2 percent of his passes.
The Ravens have held opponents scoreless in their last two games.
The Bengals’ defense is still a work in progress and has yet to allow a touchdown in the past three games.
Their defense has allowed a league-high 49 points and only five rushing touchdowns in the last three weeks.
Baltimore has been sacked a league high 26 times.
The Ravens have allowed the NFL’s second-fewhest rushing yards per attempt (1.8).
The Bills have allowed a high of 16 rushing touchdowns this season.
The Steelers have allowed 11 sacks in their first two games, which is the fewest in the league.
The Browns have allowed 10 sacks in the first two weeks of the season, which ranks among the fewst in the National League.
They have allowed just five rushing TDs over that span.
The Broncos are currently ranked third in the NFC in scoring offense at 30.8 points per game.
Denver is also third in points allowed per game at 8.8.
The Colts have scored 10 or more points in each of their past four home games, including a franchise-record 14 points in a win over the Browns.
The Colts are currently tied with San Francisco for the NFL lead in points scored in a home game with 29.
The Jets have scored the fewesteest points per play in the entire NFL at 13.4 per play.
The Jets have also allowed the fewth most points in the team’s past two games against Pittsburgh and the Colts.
The Saints have scored in the red zone in their previous five games.
The offense has yet in that span to score a touchdown.
The Chiefs have allowed 15 or more yards in three straight games, with three coming against New Orleans.
The defense has held opposing offenses to an average of 14.6 points per contest.
The Panthers are currently eighth in the conference in scoring at 29.8 per game, but rank 10th in total defense at 7.6 yards per play per game and 25th in points per attempt allowed at 3.5 per game per game (25th in the nation).
The defense ranks fifth in the Big Ten with a 23-2 record.
The Raiders rank 20th in scoring defense at 31.5 points per outing and 20th with a 19-3 mark.
The Raiders are the highest-scoring team in league history with a league record of 25 points in Week 14.
The team is also tied for third in scoring with 27 points allowed in Week 15.
The only team with more points allowed than the Raiders is the Vikings at 26.
The Bears are in position to earn the No, 2 seed in the playoff race.
The Bears have yet to lose since Week 12 and will host the Raiders in a Week 16 matchup.
The Rams have scored 16 points or more in three consecutive games and have scored 14 or more on four occasions.
The two-time defending NFC Champions have not allowed more than 30 points in any of their four games.
Los Angeles has allowed 27 points or fewer in four consecutive games, and is tied for ninth in the country with seven losses.
The Rams are No. 11 in the American Athletic Conference in scoring and have not surrendered more than 20 points in two of their last four games against division opponents.
The Chargers have scored at least 20 points every single game this season and rank third in that category in the NBA with a 31-2 mark.
The Chargers rank second in the Pac-12 in scoring.
Los Santos has scored 30 points or less in each game this year, ranking fourth in the NCAA in scoring in Division I at 28.7 points per performance.
The Golden State Warriors are No of 17 in the AP poll in the West and No. 6