Other teams who could also finish with 7 wins include:
15. Phil 7-8 (hosts Wash., 5-10)
14. AZ 7-8 (hosts Seattle, 7-8)
13. Seattle 7-8 (@ AZ., 7-8)
12. Chicago 7-8 (@ Minn., 3-12)
11. San Diego 7-8 (@ Oak., 8-7)
If the Chiefs win on Sunday, and San Diego loses and Chicago loses (a possibility) then they would likely end in a tie with the Bolts, the Bears and either the Seahawks or the Cards. Philly is expected to handle the Redskins but, if not you could add them to the list.
If the Chiefs win, then they could end up in a tie for 11th and draft as low at 15th (before applying tie breakers). Either the Cards or the Seahawks will finish with one more win than the Chiefs.
Other teams who could also finish with 6 wins are:
10. Carolina 6-9 (@ NO, 12-3)
9. Buffalo 6-9 (@ NE, 12-3)
If the Chiefs lose, they will likely end up in a tie with Carolina and Buffalo because both teams will have a very difficult time winning on Sunday (unless NO and NE pull all their starters. NO has stated they won’t and Belichick probably will at some point but, that’s if they’re winning). Stranger things have happened but, neither Miami or Wash (listed below) is favored this weekend either, and should finish 5-11 each. In a scenario in which they both win, the list of teams the Chiefs could finish in a tie with would then likely include: the Panthers, Bills, Dolphins, and the Redskins.
If the Chiefs lose, then they could end up in a tie for 7th and draft as low as 7th (not knowing what the tie breakers would be). But, that would require both Miami and Washington winning.
8. Miami 5-10 (hosts NYJ, 8-7)
7. Wash 5-10 (@ Phil., 7-8)
The following teams will finish with worse records than the Chiefs and in any scenario will select before the Chiefs select in the 2012 NFL Draft.
6. Tampa, 4-11, plays at the 9-6 Falcons
5. Jags, 4-11, host the 2-13 Colts
4. Cleve., 4-11, hosts the 11-4 Steelers
3. Minn., 3-12, hosts the 7-8 Bears
2. Indy, 2-13, plays at the 4-11 Jags
1. St. Louis, 2-13, hosts the 12-3 49ers
If you’re wondering who the Chiefs might draft next year you can begin to look at players who rank somewhere between picks 7-15, 39-47, 71-79, 103-115…. That is, of course, if the Chiefs don’t trade out, like they did last year.
If you’re interested in searching through some 2012 college prospects try:
NFL Draft Scout by Position~ use the red & blue drop menus on the left
Footballs Future Top 50
Bloguin~ Top 150 Prospects
DraftTeks Big Board
NFLs Future~ pictures of the top 100 but, lacks info
Walter Football by Position
Each team’s draft positioning mentioned in this post is speculation and not based on any actual current draft positions. It’s a projection.