They're a playoff team is a completely mediocre AFC. They're an average team but average is all you need this year.
Agreed. They're nothing special (and wouldn't make in the NFC) but they're still the sixth best team in the AFC.
They're clearly going to finish ahead of the Jets, Bills, Browns, Jaguars, Colts, Raiders and Chiefs and I would predict they're going to finish ahead of the Bengals, Titans, and Chargers at this point too.