That's right, we're not out of it yet. In fact, as long as the Chiefs manage to keep winning, there is a decent chance for us to make the playoffs. The division and the Wild Card are both still in play.
AFC West: Denver (7-5), Oakland (7-5), Kansas City (5-7), San Diego (5-7)
Wild Card: Pittsburgh (9-3), Cincinnati (7-5), Tennessee (7-5), Oakland (7-5), New York (7-5), Buffalo (5-7), Kansas City (5-7), San Diego (5-7)So here is what we need to happen:
Kansas City (6-7) beats New York (7-6)
New Orleans beats Tennessee (7-6)
Houston beats Cincinnati (7-6)
Chicago beats Denver (7-6)
San Diego (6-7) beats Buffalo (5-8)
Green Bay beats Oakland (7-6)
Pittsburgh has that spot pretty much wrapped up, so we're not going to follow them.
I don't see a single outcome on that list that isn't possible. In fact, the Chiefs are the only team I don't give at least a 50/50 shot to, and that's just barely. The Chiefs could definitely improve some playoff stock this weekend, but they HAVE to win.
Hopefully, I'll be able to do another one of these next week.