The reason is the Chiefs appear locked in as the No. 4 seed and the Ravens are the favorites to be No. 5. Baltimore (8-6) can move into the fifth seed if it wins its last two regular-season games, and the Tennessee Titans (8-6) lose out. This is considered likely based on the teams that the Ravens and Titans have to face.
A closer look at the snap counts from Saturday reveal the fact that Revis might not be as important as initially realized. The Chiefs looked good—very good, in fact—against Philip Rivers and the Chargers acclaimed passing attack and yet a lot of familiar names were taking the bulk of the available reps. Revis played only 24 snaps (38 percent) total, while Steven Nelson played in more than double that total (64, good for 100 percent of all snaps).
“Did you notice Marcus Peters?” defensive lineman Chris Jones said incredulously, and playfully, while repeating a question to a reporter after the game. “What, did he have two interceptions? Two interceptions and a forced fumble? Marcus Peters, we know that … his presence is huge. He knows how important he is.”
Pick a side:
Player A: 105 catches, 1,129 yards, 8 TD
Player B: 79 catches, 1,227 yards, 8 TD
The Patriots and Steelers and Jaguars have all clinched division titles which means they will be playing in home playoff games. The Jaguars have clinched a playoff spot and will likely clinch their division title to host a playoff game too. The Patriots and Steelers will be the top two seeds with a playoff bye if they win this weekend (or if the Jaguars lose). The Patriots host the Bills next week and the Steelers visit the Texans.