After Week 6 of the NFL season, what do the standings look like in the AFC and AFC West? Where do the KC Chiefs stack up in the conference and division?
The NFL has now completed six weeks of the regular season and the playoff picture is a long way away from being set. There will be a lot of change in the final 11 weeks but the high majority of teams in the AFC are still within striking distance for a playoff spot.
Week 6 featured only four games involving two AFC teams, with two being divisional games, while five members of the AFC lined up against NFC teams, and three teams in the conference had their bye week. Two teams in the AFC entered the week 4-1 (and both teams played each other), five teams were at 3-2, one came in at 0.500, and eight teams had losing records.
In the AFC West: On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Buffalo Bills in what was one of the most hyped-up regular season games that the Chiefs have played in years, the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos clashed on Monday Night Football, while the Las Vegas Raiders had their bye week.
Here is how the AFC West standings look after Week 6:
The Chiefs fell to the Bills in a heartbreaker after a late touchdown pass by Josh Allen to Dawson Knox. The Chargers beat the Broncos in overtime.
According to FiveThirtyEight (QB Adjusted), before Week 6, the Chiefs were the clear favorites to win the AFC West with a 76% chance to win the division. The Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Las Vegas Raiders followed at 16%, 6%, and 2%, respectively. After Monday, the Chiefs are still the clear favorites, but now at 68%, followed by the Chargers at 25%, the Broncos at 4%, and finally the Raiders at 3%.
Even though the Chiefs lost in Week 6, they still hold first place in the AFC West (by a tiebreaker) and are still the favorites to win the division. The Chargers and Broncos aren’t that far behind but the Chiefs are still the best team with the best quarterback in the division and should be fine moving forward.