Chiefs lead AP Pro32 poll; Bills at No. 2, Packers at No. 3
NEW YORK (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs are home for the remainder of the regular season. They are hoping for another road trip - to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City defeated the New Orleans Saints 32:29 on Sunday and scored a perfect 8-0 on the road. Patrick Mahomes and Company need one more win in their last two games against the Falcons and Chargers to take home advantage in the AFC playoffs.
After extending their overall winning streak to nine, the Chiefs are again the unanimous number 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll.
The defending champions received all 12 votes for first place for 384 points in Tuesday's vote from media members who regularly cover the NFL.
Patrick Mahomes holds the top spot in the MVP race and Kansas City holds the number 1 spot in the AFC playoffs. Next stop, Tampa? "" Newsday's Bob Glauber said.
Despite the defeat, the Saints stayed in fourth place in the poll and can claim the NFC South title with a win against Minnesota on Christmas Day or a loss for the Buccaneers in Detroit on Saturday.
'' (Drew) Brees looked shaky early on, but gives (the) team the only chance to make the Super Bowl, '' Fox Sports '' John Czarnecki.
The Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers switched places after winning last Saturday.
AFC East Champion Bills moved up to second place. They end week 16 on Monday night when they visit the team they dethroned in the division, the New England Patriots.
The Packers slipped to 3rd place. They also have a primetime game on Sunday night as they host the Tennessee Titans, who climbed three spots to 5th according to the routing of the Lions.
The Packers are getting closer to home advantage during the NFC playoffs.
"One of the main questions packers have to ask in the postseason is whether their defenses can prevent a top tier rollback," said Alex Marvez of Sirius XM.
"You won't face any greater physical challenge than Tennessee's Derrick Henry on Sunday night."
The playoff-tied Seattle Seahawks moved up one place to 6th and can conclude the NFC West title with a home win against the Los Angeles Rams, who suffer a surprising 23:20 loss to the previously winless New York Jets.
The Indianapolis Colts also moved up to seventh as they caught up with the titans at AFC South. The Colts will travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday to take on the slumped Steelers, who dropped five places to 10th after three games with a 27-17 defeat in Cincinnati on Monday night.
"The Steelers are falling like a rock," said Pro Football Talk's Charean Williams. `` You don't look like a competitor. ''
The other AFC North playoff hopes each moved up a few places, with the Cleveland Browns in 8th and the Baltimore Ravens in 9th.
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