Kansas City Chiefs Clinch Top Seed, Earn Bye in AFC

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.


Kansas City Chiefs successfully secured the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed after winning the last match over Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.

Chris Jones, the Chiefs’ defensive tackle, got 15.5 sacks for the season which should put him in the top five.

Besides, securing the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed (14-3) means the Chiefs will get the first-round bye.

In two weeks, they will start their postseason with a divisional-round game at Arrowhead Stadium.

However, home-field advantage for the AFC Championship Game is not guaranteed after the NFL official changed its playoff seeding rules.

But at least the Chiefs were happy about the bye. They haven’t had a break for more than two months since Week 8 of the regular season.

Coach Andy Reid explained the Chiefs would have some time off, with some practice during the bye.

Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, has never played a playoff game in a stadium beside Arrowhead.

Statistically, all nine of his postseason games have been played in Kansas City, with a 7-2 record in which both losses occurred in overtime.

Mahomes has such an outstanding record in his career, though, 27-3 against divisional rivals with 16-0 on the road.

Kansas City Chiefs have advanced to the Championship Game in each of the past four years. They earned the AFC’s No. 1 seed for the third time in the last five years.

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