Two games into the Kansas City Chiefs season and we're looking at playoff odds. YUP.
Since 1990, NFL teams that started -- 2-0 made playoffs 63% of time 1-1 made playoffs 41% of time 0-2 made playoffs 12% of time— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2015
There's a lot going on in the AFC. Find the standings here. There are four undefeated teams (Patriots, Jets, Bengals, Broncos). There are three playoff contenders who are now 0-2 (Ravens, Texans, Colts). The Chiefs play the AFC North who have the unbeaten Bengals, the 1-1 Browns and Steelers and the 0-2 Ravens.
There's plenty going on in the NFC, too. The Chiefs play the NFC North this year. The Packers game will come on Monday night. The Chiefs also play the Lions and Bears who are both looking rough. The Vikings are 1-1.
There's still plenty to figure out, obviously. Are the Bills and Dolphins real contenders? Will the Ravens come out of their 0-2 start? Will the Colts, who started 0-2 last year and went to the AFC Championship game, do the same? Are the Raiders good enough to be an annoying pest in the AFC West?
The Chiefs play at Green Bay and at Cincinnati in the next two weeks. The Chiefs started 2-3 last year and that was too much to overcome. Starting 1-3, which they would be doing with losses in Green Bay and Cincinnati, would be a tough, tough spot for them. If they're a playoff-game-winning type of team, they need to win one of the next two.