The Chiefs are somehow playing amazing football

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Nov 22, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs free safety Eric Berry (29) looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Weeks 14-17 will bring games against the Chargers, Ravens, Browns, and Raiders, in that order. Those teams have a combined record of 14-34. Kansas City has already beaten two of them, and the rest of the league has beaten the other two. That is about as soft of a schedule as you could ask to have. Not to mention that a trip to Baltimore will be the only time the Chiefs have to leave Arrowhead Stadium for the rest of the season.

Remember that 1.5 percent chance of making the playoffs? According to (which the Star used in its report), that has now sprung up to a delightful 79.2 percent. And that somehow feels low with how Kansas City has been playing and who they have left to face this season.

K.C. will rightly be favored in every remaining match up – each against an AFC team. And their 6-2 conference record is what is giving them the tiebreaker over the other two teams at 7-5 in the AFC. Further they have head-to-head tiebreakers against each team who currently occupy the seventh through tenth seeds in the conference (Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Houston, and Oakland).

A couple of weeks ago, ending the season 11-5 seemed possible but a bit much to ask for. Now, it seems like the most likely possibility, barring some kind of collapse. And even if the Chiefs cannot turn their six-game winning into a 10-game streak, the above tiebreaking advantages put them in a good place to remain competitive in the Wild Card picture.

A lot can still happen over this final leg of the season. But I have run out excuses to hold out on my team. The Chiefs are on a magnificent run, and have been playing great football on a consistent basis week in and week out. And if things hold as they are, then Kansas City will be going against a division winner with a worse record than they have.

Things look great in K.C. Right now is a beautiful time to root for the red and gold.