It’s not easy to miss the playoffs after a 5-0 start, but it’s starting to look like the Kansas City Chiefs are going to do it. At least according to our newest playoff projection.
As we mentioned last week, with the NFL season heading down the stretch, we’ll be publishing playoff projections every Wednesday so that we can argue with you about who’s going to make the playoffs and who’s not.
With the Chiefs in the middle of a historical freefall that no team in NFL history has ever recovered from, we’re now projecting a new team to win the AFC West. Spoiler alert: It’s not the Broncos. To find out if it’s the Chargers or Raiders, you’ll have to read our projection below.
However, before we get to this week’s projections, we have some bad news for fans in Cleveland, New York and San Francisco: As of Sunday, the Browns, Giants and 49ers have officially been eliminated from postseason, which means if you guys want to dip out of here and go read our 2018 mock drafts instead, I won’t be offended.