The Kansas City Chiefs dream season continued on Sunday with a 24-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, so did the Denver Broncos, whose dream season also continued en route to a 6-0 record.
Here they sit, the Chiefs and Broncos, both 6-0. How rare is it to see two teams in the same division still unbeaten this late in the season?
Very, very rare.
The last time something like this happened came in 1934. The Lions and Bears, then part of the NFL's Western Division, each started 6-0. That is the only other time two teams have started 6-0 since divisions were created in 1933.
The next stat will make you very happy.
Since 1990 when the current playoff format was adopted, 27 of 29 teams who have started 6-0 made the playoffs.
Oddly enough, one of those teams that did NOT make the playoffs were the 2009 Broncos under Josh McDaniels. That team started 6-0, lost four in a row, won two in a row and then lost four more. The way this Chiefs defense is playing, and the upcoming schedule, I don't see that happening in Kansas City.
We will soon take a look at the upcoming schedule for the Chiefs. That date with the Broncos is looking very appetizing right about now.