Even with a win this Sunday, the Chiefs aren’t going to have an easy time keeping pace with the Bills. Things can change of course, but as it stands now, the Chiefs have a much harder road the rest of the season.
The Bills play in a much weaker division than the Chiefs. The Dolphins, Patriots, and Jets currently hold a combined record of 3-9. The Dolphins and Jets have both been outscored by 47 points and the Patriots’ only win came against the Jets and one of their losses came against the Dolphins! Not exactly murderer’s row for Buffalo. The Bills have only played one divisional game this season, meaning they still have five games vs their division rivals.
In fact, the Bills only have two games left this season against teams that currently have a record above .500 in the Bucs and the Panthers.
The current combined record of the rest of their schedule? 9-23.
While the Chiefs’ schedule eases a bit after the Bills game, Kansas City still has contests against the Packers (3-1), Raiders (3-1), Cowboys (3-1), Broncos (3-1), and Chargers (3-1).
As I said on the Arrowhead Addict podcast this week, after this Sunday, it is very possible the Bills only lose two or three games the rest of the way.
The Chiefs need this one.