Chiefs can clinch seventh consecutive AFC West title, second-longest streak in NFL history

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The Chiefs are dominating the AFC West like few teams have ever dominated a division.

If the Chiefs beat the Broncos on Sunday and the Chargers lose to the Dolphins, then the Chiefs will clinch the AFC West. That would make this the seventh consecutive season that the Chiefs have won the division.

And that would tie the second-longest streak in NFL history, along with the Los Angeles Rams, who won the NFC West for seven consecutive seasons from 1973 to 1979.

The only team that won its division more times in a row was the Patriots, who won the AFC East 11 years in a row from 2009 to 2019.

Heading into this season, one of the major storylines around the NFL was that the AFC West was getting more competitive: The Chiefs had lost Tyreek Hill, while the Broncos, Chargers and Raiders had all made moves that, on paper, seemed to give them a better chance of contending. But it hasn’t worked out that way. In fact, the Chiefs have widened the gap between themselves and the rest of the division: Last season, the Chiefs clinched the AFC West in Week 16. This year, the Chiefs can clinch the AFC West in Week 14.

16 responses to “Chiefs can clinch seventh consecutive AFC West title, second-longest streak in NFL history

  1. With an assist from the coaches, fans and players in Denver.

    Of course it goes without saying I’m excluding first ballot HOF QB Russell Wilson who has single handedly kept them in so many games despite the uphill battle.

    Why do you go get the best QB in NFL history and then not let him cook?

    They ran more than passed against the Ravens!!

    How is that possible??

    If they had passed, say, 45 times they would have easily won that game.

    No doubt.

    LET THE MAN COOK!

  2. That really is a monumental achievement. Provided the injury bug doesn’t ruin it, they realistically could get 5 more given the state the broncos and raiders are perpetually in. Chargers are the only possible challenge, but they always seem to do just enough to give it up despite the talent level.

  3. I remember analysts suggesting in August that all four AFC West teams might make the playoffs. Oof.

  4. The Chiefs cannot win another Super Bowl with Andy Reid as coach. You simply have to run the ball in January to get to the game in February.

  5. Just bad coaching with the Chargers, Raiders and Broncos. The players just arent motivated enough to justify their talent. A problem with many teams in todays game.

  6. Every fan would take this and one Super Bowl but it’s fun to pretend you wouldn’t. Haters gonna hate.

  7. bozobiden says:
    December 8, 2022 at 11:52 am
    Yet there they are with only 1 Superbowl win…🤔
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    One Super Bowl win, another SB appearance and 2 more conference championship appearances over 4 years is awfully good. Which other team has done that over the last 4 years?

  8. Occasionally, another AFC West team makes it to the playoffs in that timeframe. But the Chiefs dominate their division opponents yearly.

    They win the division.

    Unlike the Patriots who were the only dominate team in the AFC Least between 2009 and 2019. Always trouncing the little sisters of the poor. 3 other teams all managed and coached by the most inept people in the modern history of the NFL.

  9. dynasty is over before it began… Lost AFC title, Won SB, Lost SB, Lost AFC title… This year they lose the divisional round.

  10. Many will just dismiss the division as easy…but in reality…there have been 2 teams representing the afc west in the playoffs in 4 of the previous 6 years. Id have to check but theres not too many divisions that could say the same in the last 7 years.

  11. bozobiden says:
    December 8, 2022 at 11:52 am
    Yet there they are with only 1 Superbowl win…🤔
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    NFL history says otherwise.

  12. The Patriots literally had 19 division championships in a row. They got beat out in two tie breakers in the 2002 and 2008 seasons. 2002 was Brady’s first full season, post Super Bowl. 2009 was the season they lost Brady on opening day by a cheap shot from the KC Chiefs player who must not be named. They were 11-5 that year. So no, Kansas City is NO WHERE NEAR the New England Patriots. I doubt anyone ever will be again. Two decades of being a parity wrecking ball.

  13. thaswussup says:
    December 8, 2022 at 4:12 pm
    The Patriots literally had 19 division championships in a row. They got beat out in two tie breakers in the 2002 and 2008 seasons. 2002 was Brady’s first full season, post Super Bowl. 2009 was the season they lost Brady on opening day by a cheap shot from the KC Chiefs player who must not be named. They were 11-5 that year. So no, Kansas City is NO WHERE NEAR the New England Patriots. I doubt anyone ever will be again. Two decades of being a parity wrecking ball.
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    So they literally didn’t have 19 division championships in a row, even though they ended with the same record, since they lost the tiebreakers in 2002 and 2008.

    Also, no one is saying that the Chiefs are anywhere the near the Patriots regarding their run of success.

  14. johnnylarue says:
    December 8, 2022 at 4:49 pm
    thaswussup says:
    December 8, 2022 at 4:12 pm
    The Patriots literally had 19 division championships in a row. They got beat out in two tie breakers in the 2002 and 2008 seasons. 2002 was Brady’s first full season, post Super Bowl. 2009 was the season they lost Brady on opening day by a cheap shot from the KC Chiefs player who must not be named. They were 11-5 that year. So no, Kansas City is NO WHERE NEAR the New England Patriots. I doubt anyone ever will be again. Two decades of being a parity wrecking ball.
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    So they literally didn’t have 19 division championships in a row, even though they ended with the same record, since they lost the tiebreakers in 2002 and 2008.

    Also, no one is saying that the Chiefs are anywhere the near the Patriots regarding their run of success.
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    Yes, they lost the tie breakers….but the point is they had records good enough to win….the same as the teams that tied them. The difference was fractional. I’m making the point that it was a hellacious run. I’m not saying any fans are saying what the Chiefs are doing is almost equivalent. I was responding to what sounded like the author insinuating they are similar. What the Chiefs are doing is excellent. It’s not easy to do. It’s just a long ways away from what was an inferred comparison. The Super Bowls are another story as well. It’s tough to get there and it’s tougher to win. We were hearing predictions just a couple of years ago about how the Chiefs and Mahomes would eventually surpass what the patriots did, because Mahomes was so good at such a young age. But parity is doing it’s work to some degree, and it is difficult to envision another Patriots like run. So yes, people were saying The Chiefs would eventually be there. Maybe not you….but certainly in the media.

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