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Chiefs to host Steelers in Wild Card round barring Sunday night tie

In all likelihood, we know who Kansas City will host in the NFL’s Wild Card Round.

NFL: DEC 26 Steelers at Chiefs Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs’ playoff picture is beginning to take shape.

In the NFL’s early slate, the Tennessee Titans defeated the Houston Texans 28-25, clinching the AFC’s No. 1 seed and the lone conference bye. The win locked the Chiefs into the No. 2 seed, meaning Kansas City will be participating in Wild Card Weekend at Arrowhead Stadium next week. The Chiefs will play on Sunday at 7:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

Other results around the AFC have led to the Chiefs likely hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first playoff game. The Steelers’ 16-13 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens — combined with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 26-11 upset win over the Indianapolis Colts — makes the Steelers the AFC’s No. 7 seed. That result will hold unless the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders tie on Sunday Night Football.

In the case of a tie, the Chiefs would host the Raiders. A Sunday Night Football winner will clinch the No. 6 seed and play the AFC’s No. 3 seed — an opponent still to be determined by Sunday’s late games. The Chiefs last hosted the Steelers two weeks ago. They won that Week 16 game 36-10.

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