How the Chiefs can reach the playoffs

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Nov 1, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) and guard Joel Bitonio (75) sit on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cardinals won 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Week 16 – Chiefs vs. Browns

The Browns looked good against Denver and many of their early season opponents but the injuries and lack of skill position talent will catch up with them. The Chiefs lean on Charcandrick West and run to another victory.

Chiefs 21, Browns 3

Other key matchups: NE@NYJ, PIT@BAL, DAL@BUF

As much as the Jets want and need this upset I cannot pick against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. The Jets will lose, but in close and spectacular fashion. Baltimore is playing for a high draft pick and Pittsburgh for a playoff spot, give it to the Steelers. Buffalo is still in it and I like them at home here so chalk one up for the Bills.

Standings after week 16:

Chiefs (9-6)

Steelers (8-7)

Bills (8-7)

Jets (7-8)

Week 17 – Chiefs vs. Raiders

The Raiders want to play spoiler here but the Chiefs have already clinched. That doesn’t mean that Andy Reid will pass on a chance to beat the most hated AFC West team by resting his starters. The Raiders will make a game of it but the Chiefs prevail.

Chiefs 24, Raiders 21

Other key matchups: NYJ@BUF, PIT@CLE

The Bills could get in to the playoffs with a Steelers loss and a win against the Jets. The latter will happen, but the former will not. The Steelers are built too well to allow a bad Cleveland team to beat them, even in the dog pound.

Final Standings:

Chiefs (10-6)

Steelers (9-7)

There you have it. An extremely positive yet realistic outlook on the second half of the Chiefs season by a very positive and potentially biased writer.