Hunt for the Playoffs and positioning in the postseason has already begun. AFC West is one of the toughest divisions to play in this season as three teams are first place contenders, and all of them have good records. Last night, the Chiefs made a big step towards beating out the other two squads for the top spot.
Raiders went into this match with a 10-2 record and the top spot in the whole AFC. Chiefs were just a game behind, and they have already beaten the Raiders in Oakland, so tiebreaker is theirs. Now, when they have two wins over Del Rio’s squad, their faith is in their own hands. If they end up tied with the Raiders, they will finish the season as the number two seed. If the Patriots slip up, they might even be the top seed.
Chiefs found a way to set everything in their favor to take the game like they always do. They make a lot of winning drives and have won their duels by making plays on different sides of the ball. Sometimes it’s the defense, at times it is the special teams or the offense that gives them the boost. Last night, it was the defense that held Carr to 17/41 and 117 yards passing. They made life miserable for Oakland.
Tyreek Hill had one receiving touchdown and one return TD. He was the playmaker on the Kansas City squad in this crucial divisional game. They scored all of their points early in the match and let the defense do its thing.
Even though Kansas City won this important contest, they can’t allow themselves to slip up. Only one loss and Raiders is going to move them down from having a first round-bye to playing in the Wild Card Weekend as the visitors.