With most teams at the midway point of the 2010 NFL season, the playoff picture is beginning to gain more relevance. Here’s a look at how things stand heading into Week 10.

With very little media buzz, Ray Lewis and the Ravens keep winning, and currently sit atop the AFC.

AFC

East leader– New York Jets, 6-2 (2 seed)

North leader– Baltimore Ravens, 6-2 (1 seed)

South leader– Tennessee Titans, 5-3 (4 seed)

West leader– Kansas City Chiefs, 5-3 (3 seed)

Wildcard 1– Pittsburgh Steelers, 6-2 (5 seed)

Wildcard 2– New England Patriots, 6-2 (6 seed)

1 game back– Indianapolis Colts, 5-3 (tiebreaker losers in division)

1.5 games back– Oakland Raiders, 5-4 (half-game back in division)

Key Week 10 games– Houston (4-4) at Jacksonville (4-4), New England at Pittsburgh, Tennessee at Miami (4-4)

Thoughts– The AFC West will be a dogfight with the pack closing in on the young Chiefs. There isn’t an AFC division with any real separation at this point.

NFC

East leader– New York Giants, 6-2 (1 seed)

Following a shaky start, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have won three straight and are tied for the most wins in the NFC.

North leader– Green Bay Packers, 6-3 (3 seed)

South leader– Atlanta Falcons, 6-2 (2 seed)

West leader– St. Louis Rams, 4-4 (4 seed)

Wildcard 1– New Orleans Saints, 6-3 (5 seed)

Wildcard 2– Philadelphia Eagles, 5-3 (6 seed)

Tiebreaker losers– Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3), Chicago Bears (5-3)

One-game back– Washington Redskins, 4-4; Seattle Seahawks, 4-4 (tiebreaker losers in division)

Key Week 10 games– Philadelphia at Washington, Minnesota (3-5) at Chicago, Seattle at Arizona (3-5)

Thoughts– The NFC West could be the worst division the NFL has seen in a very long time. Like the AFC, all four divisions won’t be decided until late in the season … which is a good thing.

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