The Cowboys are far and away the best team in the NFC East, and they should clinch the division title on Sunday night.
First, here’s what the playoff order looks like, for now, in the AFC. The match will come down to the wire and will most likely be decided by which team has the ball last. They have won five consecutive games away from home both straight up and against the spread, dating back to the first meeting at Oakland. That puts the Patriots in a better position for the top seed as they finish out the season.
They weren’t great all night, but the Chiefs were sensational on offense when they needed to be. And when Smith was strip-sacked by Khalil Mack on the next play, the Raiders again had to try a field goal – only this time, holder Marquette King couldn’t get the snap down.
Oakland kept the Chiefs scoreless in the first quarter but couldn’t contain the dynamic rookie Hill on the second play of the second quarter.
“It’s all about us”.
In icy-cold Kansas City, the Raiders dropped pass after pass, including one particularly weird missed connection between Carr and Amari Cooper late in the game. “We’ll just play it by ear”.
That’s because there is still plenty on the horizon. Oakland sits at 10-2, the Chiefs at 9-3.
Three years ago, they went to Indianapolis and built a big early lead before their defense melted down in the second half.
The Chiefs wasted no time ruling him out for the game.
It was once considered a fait accompli that the New England Patriots would represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, but that is no longer the case.
“It was definitely a bad night, no way of getting around that”, Carr said. The Dolphins are still ahead of Buffalo on overall record and tiebreaker (head-to-head), so a win by Arizona would help in many wins including common games should things get to the third tiebreaker between the two division rivals. Picking up two pass deflections and what should have been a key interception in the third quarter. Just as he did against the Ravens – who now boast the No. 1 defense – Texans (No. 6) and Bills (No. 12).
The result left the teams with identical 10-3 records, however, Kansas City has the tiebreak edge with two victories over Oakland this season.
As a bonus, we here at SB Nation are streaming the game LIVE! “It’s frustrating. It’s really frustrating for me, because you know what to expect and you go out there and you see it and we just don’t get it done”.
“I know Jack well, so I don’t think he meant anything by it”, Reid told reporters in Kansas City. “We haven’t made any decisions, don’t have anybody coming in as of yet.”.
KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 08: Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches (99) celebrates his sack of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first quarter of a Thursday night AFC West showdown between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on December 08, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.