Path To AFC West Title Is Clear For The Kansas City Chiefs


KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs passes as he is rushed by Larry English of the San Diego Chargers during the 1st quarter of the game against on September 13, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Can the Chiefs beat the Chargers twice in one season? If so, the AFC West belongs to Kansas City. (Source: Yardbarker.com)

The path to the AFC West title and a playoff berth is now crystal clear for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Win the next two, win the division.

It really is that simple.

With the San Diego Chargers making their late season charge, Chiefs fans have been weighing themselves down with tie breaker scenarios. Even here at Arrowhead Addict we’ve taken a look at the remaining schedule for the Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos to see what each team needed to do to be crowned champions of the AFC West.

After beating the Seattle Seahawks, however, the Kansas City has made matters much less complicated.

Find out the clear pat to a division title after the jump.

The Chiefs are 7-4 and the San Diego Chargers are 6-5. If the Chiefs take care of business this week by beating the Denver Broncos, they will move to 8-4. The Chargers will be at home this week against Oakland and assuming they stay hot, they’ll move to 7-5 and keep the pressure on the Chiefs.

If this happens, the AFC West can be won by the Chiefs on December 12th in San Diego.

A Chiefs victory over the Chargers would drop San Diego to 7-6 and move Kansas City to 9-4 with three games to play. If that were to happen, the best the Chargers could finish is 10-6 meaning the Chiefs would only need to win one of their last three games to clinch the division championship because KC would hold the head to head tie breaker over the Bolts.

It really is that simple.

It just won’t be easy.

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