The Chiefs (10-4) will return to the NFL playoffs as AFC West champions for the fourth consecutive year. With two weeks left in the regular 2019 NFL season, they will end up being seeded in one of the four ways going into the playoffs.
The leaders are today’s No. 3 Going to Week 16. Here are the scenarios to finish right where they are or go to No. 1, No. 2 or No. 4:
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NFL Playoff Picture: How the Chiefs Get the First Seed of the AFC
The Chiefs can only do it if they win (at the Bears in Week 16, against the Chargers in Week 17) to improve to 12-4, while the Ravens (12-2) lose two and the Patriots (11-3) lose to dolphins per week 17.
Kansas City will win a three-way tie thanks to both Baltimore and New England hitting this season.
How Leaders Get Seed No. 2 of the AFC
If the Chiefs win to reach 12-4 and the Ravens win at least one, the best the Chiefs can do is No. 2.
For that to happen, the Patriots will again need to lose the dolphins by week 17.
How Heads Hold Seed No. 3 of the AFC
If the Chiefs win to reach 12-4 and the Ravens win at least one and the Patriots win Week 17 to reach 13-3, the Chiefs will remain exactly where they are.
The Chiefs can also go 1-1 to reach 11-5 and stay at No. 3 behind the Ravens and Patriots, but in that case, they would need the Texans, who lost, to lose to the Titans in Week 17. be 10-6.
How Heads Fall to Seed No. 4 of the AFC
The Chiefs are 1-1 over the next two weeks and the Texans who beat the Titans in Week 17 will do so.
In addition, if the Chiefs go 0-2 to fall to 10-6, the Texans who would make it 1-1 would do so.