It’s early in the season to be tracking playoffs notes, but the competition is already hot in the AFC West. But some important things could happen tonight:
First: If the Kansas City Chiefs win, nothing changes. They’ll still lead the AFC West and will still own the #1 seed in the AFC as the conference’s (and NFL’s) only remaining undefeated team.
If the Chiefs lose, they fall to 3-1 and their 1-0 division record loses a tiebreaker to the Denver Broncos’ 2-0 division record.
If that happens, the Broncos take over the top spot in the division and the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs picture.
Why just the #2 seed? Because the first tiebreaker for identical records is head-to-head results, and the Broncos surrender that to the current leaders of the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills. What a strange, wonderful game.
So here’s to seeing some of this after tonight’s game: