Remaining opponents' winning percentage
: .500 (24-24 combined record) Best chance to win:
At Oakland (3-9) on Dec. 16. Outlook:
The Chiefs responded in the face of tragedy last Sunday with their best performance of the season -- a 27-21 victory over Carolina. If they keep that momentum going, there actually is an outside chance Kansas City could win out. The next two games are winnable at Cleveland (4-8) and Oakland. Indianapolis (8-4), which has struggled on the road, comes to Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 23. And it’s uncertain whether AFC West champion Denver (9-3) will still be jostling for playoff seeding in the Week 17 finale or in a position where key starters like quarterback Peyton Manning can be given a rest. Biggest position of need:
Quarterback. Current starterBrady Quinn is a stopgap fill-in for Matt Cassel, whose days with the Chiefs are numbered after a turnover-plagued 2012 campaign. -Alex Marvez
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