The Chiefs even now management their possess postseason future.
With wins in their final two game titles, the Chiefs will be AFC West champions for the 3rd calendar year in a row, although keeping the range a single seed in the postseason. Here’s the image as it stands now.
AFC Playoff Photograph December fourteen
|Chiefs (one)||eleven-3-||West Champ||div record|
|Patriots (2)||9-four-||East Champ||head-to-head|
|Texans (three)||nine-four-||South Champ|
|Steelers (4)||7-five-one||North Champ|
|Chargers (five)||eleven-three-||Wild Card #1|
|Ravens (6)||seven-six-||Wild Card #2||prevalent games|
But without the need of wins in both of those of all those games, the Chiefs will have to have some support to get the a person seed — or even win the AFC West.
Clearly, any reduction by the Chargers — dealing with the Ravens at property, and the Broncos on the highway — will aid. If the Chargers get rid of to the Ravens a 7 days from Sunday, the Chiefs can still get a to start with-spherical bye with losses in both of their past two online games. The 1 seed would be the most possible end result, but there is a about a one-in-4 probability it would be the two seed.
The identical is accurate if the Chargers get towards the Ravens and eliminate to the Broncos. The Chiefs would have to have at the very least a person earn to near out the year to guarantee a bye, and would have roughly a a few-in-4 probability of owning the variety a person seed, and a 1-in-four opportunity at the two seed.
The outlook enhances a very little should Chargers get rid of both equally of their remaining video games. If the Chiefs gain either 1 of theirs, the Chiefs will have about a four-in-five probability for the one particular seed, and a just one-in-5 chance for the two.
The nightmare scenario is that the Chargers win both of their remaining game titles. Then the Chiefs have zero place for mistake. A loss in possibly activity offers them the 5 seed, but which is as low as they can go if the Chargers acquire out, the Chiefs would have the five seed if they misplaced each of their remaining game titles.
For the Chiefs, dropping both of those of their last two video games — regardless of what other teams do — provides them about a 4-in-5 likelihood of finding the five seed. They would even now have a really compact opportunity to get a initially-spherical bye, but only in the party of meltdowns somewhere else.
For instance: the Chiefs get rid of their previous two. The Jets conquer the Texans and Patriots. The Steelers beat the Patriots. The Chargers drop to the Ravens and Broncos. The Chiefs would have the one particular seed at 11-five.
But that is not going to transpire… proper?
So here’s what the Chiefs want to do: win out.