The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday but Tim Tebow and Co. are still AFC West champs. The Oakland Raiders lost to the San Diego Chargers which means the Broncos win the division. They used the third tiebreaker -- common opponents -- to determine the division winner.
This is an odd feeling. The Chiefs just beat the Broncos an hour ago yet Denver is now celebrating a division title. (That's what you get for counting on Oakland.)
I found myself wanting the Broncos to miss the playoffs so I'm disappointed by the result of the season. The Chiefs are, officially, a last place team (which is nice for scheduling purposes next year). But it's still a depressing result.
1. Denver Broncos (8-8)
2. San Diego Chargers (8-8)
3. Oakland Raiders (8-8)
4. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)