Chiefs showing unprecedented dominance over AFC West

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The Chiefs have clearly been the class of the AFC West in recent years, winning four consecutive division titles — and they’re on their way to a fifth. But Kansas City has actually shown unprecedented divisional dominance over the last six seasons.

With Sunday’s victory over Denver, the Chiefs improved to 31-4 against AFC West opponents since 2015. According to NFL Research, that’s the best divisional record of any team in a six-year span since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

That means not even the Patriots — who have won the AFC East 16 out of the last 17 years — had a better six-year divisional record than what the Chiefs are doing right now.

Kansas City’s mark against the Raiders, Broncos, and Chargers has been even better with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. Beginning with his Week 17 win over Denver in 2017, Mahomes has a 16-2 record with a 102.2 passer rating against the AFC West. That makes him the only quarterback in the Super Bowl era with a winning percentage of at least .750 (his is .889) and a passer rating of at least 100.0 in five or more divisional starts.

The Chiefs will play their final divisional game this year in Week 17 against the Chargers. If recent trends continue, Kansas City should only continue its string of dominance.

19 responses to “Chiefs showing unprecedented dominance over AFC West

  1. In case you missed it…”The best divisional record of any team in a six-year span since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.”

    Yes they have some down games but this team is for real.

  2. How about the year the Raiders showed dominance over the AFC West by sweeping all 3 teams 6-0, but then got swept themselves 0-10 in the rest of their games. Now THAT is unprecedented!

  3. Well, to be fair… The raiders have only been over .500 once since 2001, so they just suck. The Broncos just can’t seem to get out of their own way and the Chargers make zero sense despite having, and losing, the tools/good players to win. That all said, in the last 6 years you can easily find several “experts” who picked the Chargers and Broncos to win the west only for the Chiefs to take it in the end.

  4. The Raiders would have beaten them twice if it wasn’t for a defensive breakdown at the end of the second game!

  5. The Raiders… so hung up on the Chiefs is gross. Reminds me of the old video game Punch Out. The Raiders spend every waking moment learning the moves to beat Von Kaiser but cant seem to beat Glass Joe.

  6. Like the Pats dominance of their pathetic division for a decade giving them 6 easy wins a year, the rest of the AFC west has been awful as well the last several years. Let’s see how this streak holds up as the Raiders and Chargers are on their way to being annual contenders. Raiders almost pulled off a sweep of the Chiefs this year and give them all they can handle and the Chargers gave away a game they should have won earlier this year.
    If the AFC west was even a decent division the last few years, this record would be impressive – as of now, meh…

  7. This is impossible, I have been told a hundred times every year, for the last 15 years, that the Patriots are only good because of their division, and no team in their division was capable of putting up a fight. Yet, year after year after year, the Patriots didnt go 6-0 in their division. But no one is using this illogical argument to take the shine of the Chiefs. Its almost like the AFC East was better than people wanted to admit, because that admission means the Patriots were better than they wanted to acknowledge… Besides the inexplicable idea that the Patriots were only good because they beat up on their division, LMFAO, not once did they have to play their division in the AFCCG, not once did they play their division in the SB. They were beating the best teams in football when it mattered the most. Playing in a “weak division” is only a valid argument if they went one and done in the playoffs, you know, like Manning and the Colts all those years…

  8. jdubkc says:
    December 8, 2020 at 10:28 am
    The Raiders… so hung up on the Chiefs is gross. Reminds me of the old video game Punch Out. The Raiders spend every waking moment learning the moves to beat Von Kaiser but cant seem to beat Glass Joe.

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    And yet it’s the Chiefs and their fans who constantly bring up the Raiders without any provocation. Raiders be livin rent free in your heads!

  9. “That means not even the Patriots — who have won the AFC East 16 out of the last 17 years — had a better six-year divisional record than what the Chiefs are doing right now.”
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    Pats trolls incoming in 3,2,1…

  10. themediaisdumberthandirt says:
    December 8, 2020 at 10:35 am

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    And yet it’s the Chiefs and their fans who constantly bring up the Raiders without any provocation. Raiders be livin rent free in your heads!

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    Unprovoked? Did you see 4 of the 5 first comments were about the Raiders? I bet you didn’t see that..

  11. “That means not even the Patriots — who have won the AFC East 16 out of the last 17 years — had a better six-year divisional record than what the Chiefs are doing right now.”
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    And that fanboy statement has what to do with anything? “Yeah, the Pats might have won six Super Bowls but we have a better six-year divisional record so take that!”

  12. I was thinking the same thing in a comment on another post. And I am so glad the AFC East is finally competitive again. But I wouldn’t go overboard on Pats wins over Bills, Jets and especially Fins–how many times did they beat Dolphins in Miami? Not a whole lot…in the Brady era they have a losing record there! Now pile on, Pats fans….Bwahahahahahahahah!

  13. That reminded me of the Vikings’ dominance of the NFC Central in the 1970’s so I went back to look at the records. Their best six-year stretch was 30-6 from 1969 to 1974. From 1969 to 1977, they were 46-9. They had a winning record in the division every year from 1968 to 1980 and didn’t have a losing record in the division until 1984, the year after Bud Grant retired for the first time.

  14. Hysterical, a post about KC beating up on a weak AFC West division, and it turns to KC fans talking about the Pats!

    Hahaha!!! Congrats on the 1 SB dynasty. Jokes.

  15. KC fans booing the 1st game when teams stood together for unity and then they cheer for a scumbag like Hill and Frank Clark.

    Stay Classy

  16. The disparity is only going to get worse. The Raiders, Broncos, and Chargers can’t seem to figure out play football consistently. With Mahomes being around for the next 15 years minimum without injury, that winning percentage is just going to grow.

  17. sponz says:
    December 8, 2020 at 10:28 am
    Like the Pats dominance of their pathetic division for a decade giving them 6 easy wins a year, the rest of the AFC west has been awful as well the last several years. Let’s see how this streak holds up as the Raiders and Chargers are on their way to being annual contenders. Raiders almost pulled off a sweep of the Chiefs this year and give them all they can handle and the Chargers gave away a game they should have won earlier this year.
    If the AFC west was even a decent division the last few years, this record would be impressive – as of now, meh…
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    Knew this was coming. Salty. You can only play who is on your schedule. It’s not the Chiefs fault the rest is the division is a train wreck.

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