On Saturday night, the Baltimore Ravens shocked the Los Angeles Chargers with a 22-10 road victory when the Ravens’ Patrick Onwuasor forced a fumble on a completion to Antonio Gates, and Tavon Young recovered the fumble and sprinted 62 yards for a touchdown with less than three minutes remaining in the game.
The Chargers’ loss changes the playoff calculus for the Kansas City Chiefs.
If the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon, a Chiefs win on Sunday night will clinch the AFC West and the number one seed for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
But regardless of what happens on Sunday, a Chiefs victory against the Oakland Raiders at home a week from Sunday will also clinch the one seed.
So if you want the Chiefs to have a meaningless game against the Raiders, root for the Eagles to win on Sunday, and hope the Chiefs defeat the Seahawks on Sunday night. But even if neither of those things happen, the Chiefs will still control their own destiny to obtain the number one seed.