KC Chiefs News: Andy Reid and Current Playoff Picture

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

KC Chiefs news consists of head coach Andy Reid and about the playoff pictures for the Kansas City Chiefs with one more game to play in the regular season.

The KC Chiefs won a fun game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead on Christmas night. A large part of any victory goes to the head coach, but Andy Reid has shown time and time again during his time here in Kansas City that he knows how to bounce back from a tough game.

After an embarrassing loss to the Titans, Travis Kelce questioned Reid’s play calling in the second half of that game. Reid must have listened to his guys’ frustrations because he took the Broncos to the woodshed in this one.

Signing Andy Reid during the 2013 offseason was easily one of the best decisions the Kansas City Chiefs have ever made. He’s posted winning records with the team in every season that he’s been here and made the playoffs in three out of four of those years. Not too shabby.

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This is a delightful change of pace from the years when Herm Edwards, Todd Haley, and Romeo Crennel were running the team and the Chiefs would be lucky to go 7-9 or 8-8. I never want to go back to those days ever again.

With Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender. That would have been hard to have pictured four years ago when fans were chanting Brady Quinn’s name at a game.

With the playoffs just a few weeks away, a lot can still be determined in the final week of regular season action in the NFL. Here are the different scenarios regarding the Chiefs:

  • Win + Raiders Loss = Two-Seed with a first-round bye and home playoff game
  • Win + Raiders Win (or Loss + Raiders Loss) = Five-Seed against Houston
  • Loss + Dolphins Win = Six-Seed against Pittsburgh

The only way the Chiefs can grab the two-seed is if they take care of business against San Diego and the Raiders lose to the Broncos on the road. While it’d be frustrating to go 12-4 and not win the division, the Chiefs only have themselves to blame, for losing to the Titans in week 15.

Here’s what’s trending in KC Chiefs news around FanSided.

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    Andy Reid’s NFL success with Kansas City shows he’s still a fine coach [Paula Wolf, Lancaster Online]

    "Now, I don’t have second thoughts about the Eagles parting ways with Reid — even with his success over nearly four seasons in Kansas City — because I believe it was time for everyone to move on."

    Creative, Aggressive Andy Reid Is Exactly What Chiefs Need for Deep Playoff Run [Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report]

    Few delight in Dontari Poe’s offensive heroics like Chiefs’ Andy Reid [Adam Teicher, ESPN]

    Worst case scenario after the season finale on New Year’s Day would be that the KC Chiefs lose to the Chargers and that the Miami Dolphins win against the Patriots. That would put the Chiefs as the six-seed in the playoffs and they’d have a date with the Steelers in the Wild Card round.

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    I don’t know about you guys, but I want no part in playing the Steelers in the first round.

    Hopefully the Chiefs can win in San Diego and the Raiders choke against the Broncos so that we can have a relaxing first weekend in the playoffs.