The 10-5 Kansas City Chiefs have clinched a playoff spot and will host the 7-8 Oakland Raiders in Week 17. The Chiefs are still playing to potentially win the AFC West. A Chiefs win and a Broncos loss means the Chiefs would win the AFC West.
The Raiders-Chiefs game time was originally set for 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) but the NFL moved it to the late afternoon game so that the Chiefs could play at the same time as the Broncos and Chargers game. The Chiefs and Broncos are playing at the same time to add some drama to the AFC West race. We should know by around 6:30 p.m. tonight who is the winner of the AFC West. The Chiefs could be the No. 3 seed if they win the AFC West and would host a home playoff game; or they could be the No. 5 or No. 6 seed and go on the road on Wild Card weekend.
You can see the AFC playoff picture below. And you can see the Chiefs potential playoff matchups here.
The Chiefs are 7-point favorites over the Raiders, which seems high. KC was losing to the Raiders 20-14 a few weeks ago but had three fourth quarter interceptions to seal the game. I am picking the Chiefs to win. That 7-point line seems way too high. I see this as more of a 3-point game. Give me 23-20, Chiefs.
Make your own prediction below.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Game time: Sunday, January 3, 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: FOX / WDAF (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass (Live audio, replay after it's over)
Matchup history: 57-51-2
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (sideline)
Enemy blog: Silver and Black Pride
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(Overall record, AFC record)
1. New England Patriots (12-3, 9-2)
2. Denver Broncos (11-4, 7-4)
3. Cincinnati Bengals (11-4, 8-3)
4. Houston Texans (8-7, 6-5)
5. Kansas City Chiefs (10-5, 9-2)
6. New York Jets (10-5, 7-4)
In the hunt
7. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6, 6-6)
10. Indianapolis Colts (7-8, 5-6)
Week 1: @ Houston Texans (W: 27-20)
Week 2: Denver Broncos (L: 31-24)
Week 3: @ Green Bay Packers (L: 38-28)
Week 4: @ Cincinnati Bengals (L: 36-21)
Week 5: Chicago Bears (L: 18-17)
Week 6: @ Minnesota Vikings (L: 16-10)
Week 7: Pittsburgh Steelers (W: 23-13)
Week 8: Detroit Lions (W: 45-10)
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: @ Denver Broncos (W: 29-13)
Week 11: @ San Diego Chargers (W: 33-3)
Week 12: Buffalo Bills (W: 30-22)
Week 13: @ Oakland Raiders (W: 34-20)
Week 14: San Diego Chargers (W: 10-3)
Week 15: @ Baltimore Ravens (W: 34-14)
Week 16: Cleveland Browns (W: 17-13)
Week 17: Oakland Raiders (Jan. 3, 3:25 p.m., CBS)