Are the Kansas City Chiefs in Must-Win Territory?

November 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After two consecutive losses, the Kansas City Chiefs head into their second showdown with the Denver Broncos in the last three weeks. The first loss was in Denver, with this weekend’s return game in Kansas City.
The Chiefs won an impressive nine games in a row to start the season, but a second loss to the Broncos would put them two games back of the AFC West lead with just four games to play. If the Chiefs lose, they will almost certainly be playing for a wildcard spot and not the division—meaning they will open on the road in the playoffs and not at home.
After such a promising start, a third consecutive loss could begin to derail the season. It’s as close to a must-win game as a 9-2 team is going to have. A victory this week could be the difference between winning and losing in January.
The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1994. The 16-game season not only determines the 12 teams that make the playoffs, but also which teams get bye weeks ...

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