After Week 10 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 ten weeks of the regular season and there will still be a lot of changes to the playoff picture over the final eight weeks. Most teams are still in contention for a playoff spot, while multiple teams may have already kissed their playoff hopes goodbye.
Week 10 featured only four games involving two AFC teams, with none being a divisional game, while four members of the AFC lined up against NFC teams, and four teams had their bye week. Nine teams came into the week with a winning record and seven teams came in with losing records. What were the results of the games this week, and how did the standings change since last week?
In Week 10, the Kansas City Chiefs saw the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town, the Los Angeles Chargers traveled to Santa Clara to play the 49ers, the Las Vegas Raiders hosted the Indianapolis Colts, and the Denver Broncos played the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.
Here is how the AFC West standings look after Week 10:
The Chiefs topped the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead. The Broncos lost to the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. The Raiders fell to the Jeff Saturday-led Colts. The Chargers were bested by the 49ers on Sunday Night Football.
According to FiveThirtyEight (QB Adjusted), before Week 10, the Chiefs were the clear favorites to win the AFC West with a 90% chance to win the division. The Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Las Vegas Raiders followed at 8%, 1%, and <1%, respectively. After Sunday, the Chiefs are still the huge favorites at 96%, followed by the Chargers at 3%, and then the Broncos and Raiders each at <1%.
The AFC West is still the Chiefs’ to lose by a wide margin. The Chargers still have some hope but they need a win over Kansas City in Week 11 to stay alive. The Broncos should start planning their January vacations and the Raiders should join them.