Following their loss to the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs are in the driver’s seat to have the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs are now 1-10 following yet another loss at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
But while the Chiefs were continuing to demonstrate their futility, the NFL’s other bottom-feeders were busy winning.
In Cleveland, the Browns were able to take advantage of eight Steelers turnovers and third-string QB Charlie Batch to secure their third win of the season. Now, when the Chiefs play the Browns in December, even if KC wins, the Browns would still need help in order to leap them in the draft.
In Jacksonville, QB Chad Henne, who is filling in for injured starter Blain Gabbert, continued to energize his team. The Jags downed the Tennessee Titans 24-19, snagging their second win of the season. Jacksonville looked to be KC’s #1 competition when it came to landing the first overall pick in the draft. Now, with two wins and playing better, the Jags appear to be out of the running.
The next three weeks will likely tell the tale for the Chiefs. They play the Panthers (2-8), Browns (3-8) and Raiders (3-8). If KC is going to pick up another win or two this season, it will probably come against one of those three teams. After that, the Chiefs finish off the year against the Colts and Broncos.
You can never say never in the NFL but as of now, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock.