After Week 13 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 completed thirteen weeks of the regular season and is entering the home stretch. Many teams are still in contention for a playoff spot, while a bunch have already kissed their playoff hopes goodbye.
Week 13 featured five games involving two AFC teams, while six members of the AFC lined up against NFC teams. 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?
Here is how the AFC West standings look after Week 13:
The Denver Broncos fell to the Ravens, even though Lamar Jackson left the game early due to an injury. The Chiefs lost to the Bengals for the third time this calendar year. The Las Vegas Raiders edged out the Los Angeles Chargers after a strong game from Davante Adams.
According to FiveThirtyEight (QB Adjusted), before Week 13, the Chiefs were virtual locks to win the AFC West with a >99% chance to win the division, and it remains that way despite the loss. The Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, and Denver Broncos are all at less than 0.1%.
Although Sunday night was a rough loss for Kansas City, they are still going to win the division, but they have to start cleaning up their sloppy play to win the Super Bowl. The Raiders are starting to figure it out, but it’s likely too late for them, while it is too late for the Broncos. The Chargers need to find some consistency to make the playoffs. The Chiefs still own the AFC West for the foreseeable future.