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Kansas City, West, 7-4-0
Playoff Prediction: Miss Playoffs entirely.
Kansas City controls their own playoff destiny as thy sit in the driver seat in the AFC West. But, both San Diego and Oakland are in the Chiefs rearview mirror. And, the Chargers are closing. They beat Peyton Manning and his Colts this weekend and it looks like Philip Rivers is remaining the league’s hottest quarterback. The Chiefs Matt Cassell played extremely well this week but it won’t be enough to matter.
I expect the Chiefs to fall from the top spot in the West. That could also mean they miss the playoffs entirely as they will be on the outside looking in on the record department. Both the Jets and Steelers will garner the five and six wild card spots. Sorry, Kansas City.
Key Games over Remaining Schedule:
Sun, Dec 5
vs Denver (3-8)
Prediction: Win. Chiefs will get by Denver at home.
Sun, Dec 12
San Diego Chargers
@ San Diego (6-5)
Prediction: Loss. This is the big game for the Chiefs and they will lose to the red hot Chargers. Especially since a road game. This will allow San Diego to move ahead of Kansas City in the race for the AFC West title.
Sun, Dec 19
St. Louis Rams
@ St. Louis (5-6)
1:00 pm EST
Prediction: Loss. Rams are better than their record and will give their close by neighbors another loss in back to back weeks, all but closing the door on the Chiefs playoff hopes.
Sun, Dec 26
vs Tennessee (5-6)
Prediction: Loss. Home game will go a long way for the Chiefs to take this win. But, where will their morale be if they have already been eliminated from a Wild Card spot?
Sun, Jan 2
vs Oakland (5-6)
Prediction: Win. By this last game of the season, expect both the Chiefs and the Raiders to have been eliminated from playoff contention. This game will be a throw-a-way.