1. Kansas City Chiefs
Am I super confident that the Kansas City Chiefs are going to rip off three straight wins and advance to a third straight Super Bowl? No, I’m not. We’ve seen such a wide variety of performance from this team this season that nothing would shock me at this point (actually losing to the Steelers would). Could they dominate the rest of the way and win another Super Bowl? Sure, but they could also get beat at home in the divisional round and not even make the AFC Championship game.
In a lot of ways the Chiefs and the Titans are polar opposites. The Titans are a much more consistent team, but with a lower ceiling than the Chiefs. The Chiefs have the highest ceiling in the AFC by far, but they’ve been all over the place on both sides of the ball over the course of the season. Which should be factored in more?
At the end of the day, I went with the team with the experience and the better quarterback and that’s the Chiefs. If you want to argue that the Titans deserve the top spot, I wouldn’t argue with you. I think the AFC playoffs will be fascinating this year and I can’t wait to watch them.
So what do you think Chiefs fans? Do you agree with these rankings? Do you think I ranked anyone too high or too low? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.