In the wake of recent announcements of how the NFL should handle the AFC playoffs, one analyst, in particular, has an idea of how the Kansas City Chiefs should proceed.
The Chiefs currently hold a 13-3 record.
Chiefs would take the bye. One less game needed to reach SB. You’d avoid having to beat both Buffalo and Cincinnati to win AFC. Also 2 seed can lose. Chiefs hosted AFCCG twice as the 2 seed. https://t.co/YzycVoBjRD
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 5, 2023
Without knowing how the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills situation will play out, the Chiefs are technically the number one overall seed in the AFC.
If what Adam Schefter had reported earlier today holds, the Chiefs will have their choice of a bye or home-field advantage.
Geoff Schwartz, an NFL reporter, remarks above that he believes the Chiefs should take the bye.
This is what we would recommend as well.
Playing one less playoff game means less risk for injuries, less opportunity for a loss against a juggernaut of a team, and ultimately, an easier road to the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs have hosted eleven playoff games since 2016, so they are plenty used to playing at Arrowhead Stadium during the postseason.
However, there is always the possibility that the two seed loses before the AFC Championship Game, meaning that the Chiefs would host in that scenario if they can make it past the divisional round.
In an ever-loaded AFC, any sort of advantage that a team can acquire is paramount to their success.
Currently, the AFC playoff teams that are confirmed are the Chiefs, Bills, Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens.
All five of these teams are dangerous, and could very easily get hot in the playoffs.
Whoever makes it out of the AFC will have to win games against elite opponents.
May the best team win.