Sunday update: The Bills beat the Patriots, which means the Chiefs don’t truly have home-field advantage throughout, but do get the bye and home field except if they meet the Bills in the AFC Championship, which would be held at a neutral site.
Results update: Kansas City routed Las Vegas in its season finale and has officially clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC along with a first-round bye. If the Bills lose to the Patriots on Sunday, the Chiefs will have outright homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. If the Bills win, then a potential Bills-Chiefs AFC Championship Game will be held at a neutral site.
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 18 of the NFL season. Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET, with the game airing on ESPN and ABC. Despite the Raiders being eliminated from playoff contention, this game still has playoff ties.
Chiefs playoff picture
All the Chiefs have to do now is beat the Raiders in Week 18 to earn the No. 1 spot and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. Kansas City could lose their clash with the Raiders and still earn a first-round bye if the Patriots defeat the Bills in the final game of the campaign. However, if the Chiefs lose and the Bills win then the Chiefs would be the two-seed.