Update: Kansas City defeated Houston 30-24 in overtime on Sunday to clinch its seventh straight AFC West title. It’s target now turns to securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
The Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the woeful Houston Texans on Sunday in Week 15. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET at NRG Stadium and airs on CBS. Even though this game is in Houston, the Chiefs are 14-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. Kansas City is -950 on the moneyline while Houston is a +650 underdog.
The Chiefs are in a basic win-and-in situation. If they beat the Texans, they will clinch the AFC West title. If they lose a stunning upset to the Texans, they can also clinch the division if the Chargers lose at home to the Titans on Sunday. Kansas City clinched the head-to-head tiebreaker against LA with a sweep of their two-game series, so the Chiefs can also clinch if both teams tie.
Even if the Chargers win, Kansas City can also clinch a basic playoff berth if they tie the Texans and get some help. They needed a Dolphins loss which they got. That coupled with a Patriots loss and Jets tie or a Jets loss and Patriots tie would get the Chiefs into the playoffs. They also would get in with a tie and losses by both the Jets and Patriots.
For those remaining games, the Chargers are three-point favorites against the Titans, the Jets are one-point favorites against the Lions, and the Patriots are one-point favorites against the Raiders.