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Pre-Training Camp AFC Playoff Predictions

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AFC Playoff Predictions

AFC Championship Game
Matthew Emmons-USA Today Sports

Teams are setting off for training camp in the next couple of weeks. Here is the early AFC playoff predictions.

Wild Card No. 2: New York Jets

New York Jets
Ed Mulholland-USA Today Sports

Wild Card No. 2: New York Jets

New York Jets
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The New York Jets still have an amazing defense and with the additions of Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker, they now have an offense to be reckoned with. They are set for a good season under five-year head coach Rex Ryan, and they could nick the last spot in the AFC Playoffs.

Wild Card No. 1: Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals
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Wild Card No. 1: Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals
Andrew Weber-USA Today Sports

Although they finished first in the AFC North last season, the Cincinnati Bengals will find it hard to repeat that achievement, as they find themselves in a fast improving division. With a very good roster, the Bengals will take the No. 1 Wild Card spot.

4 Seed: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers
Charles LeClaire-USA Today Sports

4 Seed: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers
Charles LeClaire-USA Today Sports

Having missed out on the playoffs last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be determined to not fail two seasons in a row. With RB Le'veon Bell far more experienced after an impressive rookie year, the Steelers should manage to top the AFC North.

3 Seed: Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts
Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports

3 Seed: Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts
Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports

The Indianapolis Colts have Andrew Luck a year older, and a year better. They are in a very weak division, and they should find it very easy to finish first in the AFC South.

2 Seed: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos
Adam Hunger-USA Today Sports

2 Seed: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos
Adam Hunger-USA Today Sports

The Denver Broncos will struggle to get over the crushing defeat of the Super Bowl. Also, Peyton Manning will find it impossible to match his last seasons stats. However, the Kansas City Chiefs are too reliant on Jamaal Charles and the Broncos will still top the AFC West, but only manage the No. 2 seed of the AFC.

1 Seed: New England Patriots

New England Patriots
Stew Milne-USA Today Sports

1 Seed: New England Patriots

New England Patriots
Stew Milne-USA Today Sports

The New England Patriots have been dominant in the AFC East for years, and that isn't about to change. They will get the top spot in the division. On top of that, they are looking like they will take the No. 1 seed of the AFC.