The biggest determining factor for the stretch run in the AFC is strength of schedule. The Ravens have the toughest remaining schedule in the AFC. The other contenders are as follows:
Others receiving votes:
Denver is a team to watch out for. If they sneak in they could make a run. Veteran coach, veteran QB, aggressive defense and they are playing very well right now and gaining confidence. They are an outdoor cold weather team that could come east and upset any of the AFC East or North teams in a wild card game.
And yes, I know that Miami dropped 70 on them. That was way early in the season. If they play that game today, no way that happens.