Chiefs Playoff Picture: Week 18

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Anything To Play For?

It’s the last week of the season, and while things aren’t quite as simple as they were last year (when the Chiefs had the top seed wrapped up and were able to rest starters), it’s still pretty straight forward.

The Chiefs need:

  1. Win over Denver
  2. Titans Loss to Texans

If those two things happen the Chiefs will reclaim the top seed, if not then we’ll have a home playoff game in the first round.

Who Will Our Opponent Be?

Assuming the Chiefs remain the 2nd seed (which is most likely), we will play the 7th seed, the last wildcard team to make the playoffs.

Who exactly that will be isn’t so straightforward. Right now it’s the Chargers, and if all the favorites win they will remain there. But there are 7 teams in total still alive for that spot so it’s far from a sure thing.

The next most likely is the Colts, as they would drop if the favorites won but the Raiders beat the Chargers on Sunday Night Football.

After that it’s the Patriots who are the most likely, as a Raiders win and their loss to the Dolphins (which, as we know, has been known to happen) would drop them to the 7th seed.

Beyond that the other 4 possibilities (Bills, Steelers, Ravens, and Raiders) are all somewhat unlikely, needing wildly improbable scenarios to drop down. In fact I’m so confident that it won’t be any of those teams that I will give free year long Arrowhead Guys subscriptions to anybody who comments in this thread if one of those 4 is our wildcard opponent.

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larch
larch(@larch)
01/07/2022 2:53 pm

Free Ride!

Last edited 10 days ago by larch
MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
01/07/2022 2:27 pm

Even if we lose and drop to the 4th seed, it just means more adventure and a greater story if we win it all.

I’d rather be on top and not have to leave KC for the rest of the month, but no matter what, we’ve got a dangerous team that has a lot of postseason experience.

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
01/07/2022 2:21 pm

Tomorrow will be a bloodbath and a second half starter rest game. It really sucks we blew it last week. Can’t imagine Houston beats Ten twice in one year. Been a while since we’ve had to play on wildcard weekend. Oh well we have the players and the coaches to beat anyone. Hopefully this having to play on wildcard weekend shit really pisses the team off and they actually play cohesively on defense. I really hope we let the dancing queen (Mathieu) walk after this year. We need guys that have attitude not just little pip squeaks with loud barks. His play bite doesn’t even come close to his bark.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/07/2022 12:59 pm

Wait…how much am I paying for this?

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
01/07/2022 12:50 pm

*perk*

Free Subscription?

ok, so a long-time friend of mine here in Colorado and a major Broncos fan hit me up today and said …

“I heard the Broncos are looking for new owners, but I thought the Chiefs owned the Broncos”

definitely good for a laugh

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2022 12:59 pm

It’s good to come to terms with things as they are

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
01/07/2022 12:14 pm

Ooh! Ooh! Sign me up for the free subscription!

I think we’ll probably be #2. No clue who 7 will be, but I won’t be unhappy if we get to beat the Chargers twice.

hoosierchief
hoosierchief(@hoosierchief)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/07/2022 2:10 pm

I think your free subscription to AG also comes with a free streaming subscription to any of the free streaming services out there.

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
01/07/2022 11:40 am

Let’s go Texans!
(clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)
Let’s go Texans!
(clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  Nasrani
01/07/2022 12:50 pm

good luck with that!

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2022 1:04 pm

It would be good luck

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/07/2022 10:29 am

I am very reluctantly sort of pulling for the raiders. I’ve watched two games with the Chargers, and while I think we are the better team, we lost once and needed a comeback into OT to win the other one.
I have no desire to play a rubber match with them

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/07/2022 12:52 pm

if you want to BE the best, you h ave to BEAT the best … i

if KC is, actually, the best team then no worries: Chiefs will beat whoever they play … and if not, well then maybe we’ve overrated them (just a thought)

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2022 2:14 pm

Yeah, but, then there’s that any given Sunday thing.

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/07/2022 3:13 pm

I think that any given Sunday thing may really rely on which bunch of shitbum referees you get.

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