7. Denver Broncos (7 - 6)
The Denver Broncos just keep on winning. After giving up 70 points to the Dolphins in week three, the Broncos were left for dead by just about everyone around the league. But here we are, talking about the Broncos making a playoff push and more surprisingly, only a game behind the Chiefs for the AFC West lead.
6. Cincinnati Bengals (7 - 6)
After losing Joe Burrow for the season, the Bengals are another team that many thought would fall to the side and not be a factor. Insert backup quarterback Jake Browning and suddenly the Bengals are rolling still and looking like they might be a threat after all in the AFC. They close out the season against the Vikings, Steelers, Chiefs, and Browns. That's not a cakewalk of a remaining schedule.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (8 - 5)
If not for losses by both the Texans and Colts, the Jaguars would be in bigger trouble than they are but they still hold the top spot in the AFC South. Sitting at 8 - 5, everything is still in front of them, from the division title to the number one seed. They'll have to play better than they have as of late though.