The KC Chiefs and Denver Broncos are doing something very rare

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The KC Chiefs and Denver Broncos are the only two remaining undefeated teams after the New Orleans Saints were beaten by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the last minute on Sunday.

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?

Since 1990, 27 of 29 6-0 teams have made the playoffs.

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.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Denver 6 0 0 265 158
Kansas City 6 0 0 152 65
San Diego 2 3 0 125 129
Oakland 2 4 0 105 132

(updated 10.13.2013 at 5:00 PM MST)


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