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Arrowheadlines: Broncos playoff hopes take a hit, NFL playoff picture

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles could return for postseason | ESPN

There is a "very realistic" chance Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will be back for the playoffs after undergoing surgery to clean up the meniscus in both of his knees earlier this season, a source told ESPN.

Broncos' playoff hopes bruised by loss to Titans | ESPN

And in the process, the Broncos' playoff hopes took a huge hit with a 13-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Nissan Stadium. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has said "we’re everybody’s Super Bowl." They felt the weight of the championship crown against the Titans, just as they have against previous opponents.

Dontari Poe or Eric Berry: who should the Chiefs keep? | Arrowhead Pride

Due to EB29's almost otherworldly play in the second half of the season, this choice seems be easy: pay Berry, let Poe walk. He's one of the three best safeties in the league (depending on how you feel about Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor), and is the unquestioned heart, sole, and emotional leader of the entire team, not just the defense. However, given recent events, this is not an entirely cut-and-dry situation.

Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson posts photo from hospital bed, thanks fans for support |

"I want to thank everyone for all of the prayers and support I have gotten through this minor setback. My road to recovery starts now physically but mentally I still have unfinished business. Our Goal is still the same and I am still a Chief, so let’s go chase this RING! #easilymotivated #blessedalways," Johnson captioned the photo.

Broncos' loss to Titans helps gives Chiefs some playoff breathing room | The Kansas City Star

With the regular-season sweep of the Raiders, the Chiefs own the tiebreaker advantage over their rival. Not that the Chiefs, at least the players, were paying much attention. At least that’s the public stance. What does it mean to be in first place, Marcus Peters? "Nothing at all," Peters said. "We’re trying to get to our ultimate goal. We have to win each game."

NFL playoff picture: New York Giants delay Dallas Cowboys' clinch | ESPN

2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3). Thursday night’s victory over Oakland moved the Chiefs into a first-place tie in the AFC West, but their 2-0 record over the Raiders this season gives them the tiebreaker. Kansas City has home games left against the Titans and Broncos and a road game in San Diego.

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