As we exit Week 11 the Kansas City Chiefs continue to strengthen their spot in the AFC playoff picture. The Chiefs win over the Seattle Seahawks moved them to 7-3 on the season, which historically means an 84 percent of making the playoffs. They would be the fifth seed and visiting the Colts in Indianapolis if the playoffs started today. That would be ... well, let's just not talk about that and hope it doesn't happen. I want nothing to do with a repeat of that game.
The bigger part of the Chiefs win is where it puts them in the AFC West. They are now tied with the Broncos for first place in the AFC West. The Broncos currently hold the tiebreaker via the head to head win over the Chiefs in Week 2 but the two teams meet on November 30 at Arrowhead for Sunday Night Football.
The highest seed the Chiefs can get without winning the division is No. 5, which is where they are today. But if they can find a way to win the AFC West ... a first round bye is certainly possible. This assumes, of course, that the Chiefs keep winning.
1. New England Patriots (8-2)
2. Denver Broncos (7-3)
3. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1)
4. Indianapolis Colts (6-4)
5. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3)
6. Miami Dolphins (6-4)
There are a string of 6-4 teams after this, two of which the Chiefs play: San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs hold tiebreakers over the Chargers (with one more to play) and will visit the Steelers in Week 16. Lots more to come...
Find the full NFL playoff picture right here.