AOL.com's Countdown to Kickoff: AFC playoff bracket and predictions

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As you're gearing up for the 2015 NFL season, this past week we've run through our predictions for each division in the AFC. Before we do the same for the NFC next week, here's an overview of how we see the AFC playoff picture shaking out, based on projected standings.

See the seeding below, and click through the gallery to see our predictions for each game and round, ultimately crowing this year's AFC champion -- leading up to a Super Bowl prediction on Aug. 24.

AFC Playoff Seeding:
  1. Indianapolis Colts (13-3)
  2. New England Patriots (12-4)
  3. Denver Broncos (12-4)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
  5. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
  6. Miami Dolphins (10-6)

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AOL.com's Countdown to Kickoff: AFC playoff bracket and predictions

AFC WILD CARD ROUND

Dolphins vs. Broncos

Winner: Broncos

Ravens vs. Steelers

Winner: Steelers

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Patriots vs. Colts

Winner: Colts

(Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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