It seemed like a pipe dream on Sunday morning, but the Kansas City Chiefs are still very much alive in the playoff race despite sitting in the cellar of the AFC West.
Following their victory over the Chicago Bears, we looked at how the Chiefs could find their way to the postseason. That plan was seemingly destroyed after getting embarrassed by the New York Jets, but things are back on track thanks to a win over the Green Bay Packers and losses by the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos.
Above all else, the Chiefs need to win their final two games at Arrowhead against the Raiders and on the road against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. For that final game of the season in Denver to matter, the Bills must beat the Broncos this weekend in Buffalo.
A Kansas City win over Oakland immediately pulls the two teams even. The Raiders could then end up saving the Chiefs season by taking out the Chargers in Week 17.
To put it simply: if the Chiefs win out, Broncos lose out and the Chargers lose once, Kansas City would be sent to the playoffs thanks to winning a four-way tie atop the AFC West.
Just as was the case two weeks ago, the Chiefs aren’t likely to make their way to the playoffs, but it’s not the craziest rundown of “if”s I’ve ever seen down the stretch of an NFL season.