The Patriots still have a chance at the No. 1 seed
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So you’re saying there’s a chance?
After a crazy Thursday Night Football game in which the Los Angeles Chargers pulled off a game-winning two-point conversion at the end of regulation against the Kansas City Chiefs, the playoff picture got a lot more interesting.
The race for the number one seed in the AFC is still wide open, which means the New England Patriots could possibly pull it off to get homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
First of all, the Patriots need to win out. If they defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road and the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets at home, they will complete the season with a 12-4 record.
Second of all, Kansas City needs to lose another game. They will play the Seattle Seahawks on the road and have a home game against the Oakland Raiders. If they lose one of the two, they will also be 12-4.
Third of all, the Chargers need to lose another game as well. Los Angeles hosts the Baltimore Ravens next week and then travel to take on Denver Broncos. A loss in the final two games would bring them to 12-4 as well.
If these scenarios happen, Kansas City would win the AFC West, but the Patriots would have the tiebreaker over them because of the win back in Week 6.
As last night’s TNF game shows, a lot can happen in the final weeks of the season.