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Chiefs still the top team in the AFC

The Kansas City Chiefs still lead the AFC West despite Thursday night loss to Chargers.

Posted: Dec 16, 2018 11:02 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A bit of a wild weekend in the NFL as the playoffs nearing and the Kansas City Chiefs still are leading the AFC.

The Los Angeles Chargers one-point win 29-28 over the Chiefs on Thursday night left the two teams in a virtual tie atop the AFC West. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans took one step closer to the AFC South title with a win on Saturday night.

The Chiefs missed a chance to win the AFC West and be in position to clinch AFC home field advantage as early as Sunday.

The Chiefs however remain atop of the division because of a better divisional record at (4-1) then the Chargers at (3-2). The division title could come down to the week 17 match-up as the Chiefs might need to win at home against the Oakland Raiders to clinch the AFC West title.

Here is a look at the AFC and NFC standings as week 15 concludes. 

AFC STANDINGS

(1) Chiefs (11-3) --x

(2) Texans (10-4)

(3) Patriots (9-5)

(4) Steelers (8-5-1)

(5) Chargers (11-3) --x

(6) Ravens (8-6)

NFC STANDINGS

(1) Saints (11-2) --z

(2) Rams (11-3) --z

(3) Bears (10-4) --z

(4) Cowboys (8-6)

(5) Seahawks (8-6)

(6) Vikings (7-6)

Note: (x) denotes a team that has clinched a playoff berth, while (z) shows a team that has clinched its division

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