Oakland Raiders: How Do They Compare To the Other AFC Playoff Teams?

If the season ended today, the Oakland Raiders would be in the play-offs.

Three wins—and two losses by the Kansas City Chiefs—means the Raiders lead the AFC West by virtue of a better record both against the Chiefs (1-0 against 0-1) and in the division (3-0 against 1-2).

Do the Raiders deserve to be there? Will they be one-and-done in the playoffs?

In order to answer these questions, we need to look at the other five teams who would join the Raiders if the season ended after nine games: New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers (who the Raiders play this Sunday).

I have tabulated some key stats to show how the Raiders match-up against these other AFC title contenders.

For interest, I have also added in a line showing how Oakland would rank if you just look at the last three games.

Here are the figures.

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