So if you are a faithful fan – and I know you are – you’ve done the math regarding the Chiefs and the playoffs…
As you can see, more then likely our Kansas City Chiefs will have to beat San Diego next Sunday to win the West.
More shocking, not only would a loss likely cost the Chiefs the division but also a wild card spot.
And if everything goes the way it looks, KC will be the odd team out. Either the Jets or New England at 9-2 will win the East and the runner up will be a wild card ( with probably at least 11 plus wins), so we can’t get a spot there.
Baltimore and the Steelers are both 8-3. And the one who wins the division is also likely to win at least 11 games. And remember, they have five games left just like we do. So the wild card team there also will have a better record than KC with 11 wins.
That leaves the Colts and well, the Colts, who are 6-5.
They will probably win their division at 9-7 or 10-6. Either way the division winners record does not matter regarding the wild card spot. So we are out there too.
Yep, the Chiefs either win out or lose to someone other then the Chargers.
We have to beat the Chargers or get help from another team beating them while we win all our other games.
The thinking is, we could tie another wild card team like the Steelers and maybe win the wild card spot on other issues. That remains unclear. We did this with the Herm Edwards team a few years back with a 9-7 record.
It’s called "backing in."
We went out in the first round to the Colts.
It’s a numbers game. However the odd thing is a few weeks back it looked like 9-7 or 10-6 would get it done in our division.
Then the Chargers came rolling all over everyone.
In fact some consider them the best team in the AFC at this time. Yes, we have the one game lead but as you can see if they beat us and we tie, the first tie breaker after head-to-head is division record and theirs would be better.
Its been a strange year. Nobody seems to be dominant for very long. It was the Giants, then the Jets, then the Eagles, now the Chargers. Ever changing.
The other fly in the ointment is the fact the Chiefs have to go on the road to St. Louis.
This is a very good team and one that’s getting better weekly. It is very possible they could beat the Chiefs. The Chargers really have no tough games, at least on paper. Other then KC at home. But anything can happen.
Todd Haley and Scott Piolli have given us our hopes and dreams back.
In two short years, they’ve taken one of the worst NFL programs and made it proud again. Even if we don’t make the playoffs, the future is bright. The Chiefs have stars again, loud fans again and the thought of a future Superbowl. With this management running the show, it looks possible. Maybe even likely in the next couple of years. Thank you Clark Hunt, Scott Piolli, Todd Haley and staff.
Happy holidays, you gave us a nice gift.