Kansas City Chiefs players respond to winning AFC West titles

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Alex Smith /

The Kansas City Chiefs have now won back-to-back division titles for the first time in franchise history, and several players responded on Twitter to celebrate.

The Kansas City Chiefs have won the 2017 AFC West title after a close race with the L.A. Chargers and Oakland Raiders. It is the second year in a row that the Chiefs have won the West, and the back-to-back titles are the first consecutive wins in franchise history.

Despite the mid-season slump, the Chiefs have pulled together at the right time to end the season with three consecutive wins and another year of playoff hopes. Given the fact that the Chiefs already have so much young talent and the quarterback of the future already on the roster, the Chiefs are well-positioned for success both in the present and years to come.

Chiefs players were clearly excited after Sunday’s 29-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, a win that not only secured another postseason appearance but helped to set franchise marks for the first time. The team’s offense set several personal high marks as well, including a 1,000 yard season for tight end Travis Kelce and a 4,000 yard passing season for Alex Smith.

Even more impressive was the defense for the Chiefs on Sunday, a unit that forced two fumbles on the day. The Chiefs kept the Dolphins from completing a single third down on Sunday afternoon, as the Fins went 0 for 8 on the day. Jay Cutler completed only 50 percent of his passes and the Dolphins averaged only 3.7 yards/carry rushing the football.

Several Chiefs players took to Twitter after the game to celebrate from the locker room and to share the moment.