Chiefs Playoff Scenarios for Week 17

December 2, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with tight end Travis Kelce (87) after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 40-33.© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs can clinch AFC's top seed with a victory against the Raiders, but plenty of options remain with a loss or tie

Here are the playoff scenarios for the Chiefs entering Sunday afternoon's game against Oakland. The Chiefs can make it simple by clinching the AFC West and home-field advantage with a victory over the Raiders. If the Chiefs lose or tie, it opens up a whole slew of scenarios where the Chiefs can still clinch the AFC West, but they need plenty of help.

The Chiefs have already clinched a playoff spot. If they do not clinch the AFC West and finish second behind the Los Angels Chargers, the Chiefs will be the No. 5 seed and travel to the fourth-best divisional champion during Wild Card weekend.

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

KC win OR

KC tie + LAC loss or tie OR

LAC loss + NE loss or tie + HOU loss or tie OR

LAC loss + NE loss or tie + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

LAC loss + NE loss or tie OR

LAC loss + HOU loss or tie

LAC loss + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:

LAC loss OR

KC tie + LAC tie

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