Chiefs by the Numbers: Dominating the Division

A look at Kansas City’s recent run of success against the AFC West


When it comes to winning within their own division, no team has been more dominant than the Kansas City Chiefs over the past three seasons.

The Chiefs have won all but two of their divisional contests in that time and, most recently, secured consecutive AFC West titles for the first time in franchise history.

In this inaugural edition of Chiefs by the Numbers – which will take place each and every Tuesday from now on - we'll take a deeper look at the Chiefs' run of success against their division rivals.


Kansas City has won 16 of its last 18 games against the AFC West since 2015, equating to an .889 winning percentage. Not only is that the best mark of any team against their division over the past three seasons, it's two games better than second-place.

TeamRecordWinning Percentage vs. Division
Kansas City Chiefs16-2.889
New England Patriots14-4.778
Pittsburgh Steelers14-4.778
Minnesota Vikings12-6.667
Arizona Cardinals11-6-1.639

The Chiefs are averaging 27.7 points per game against divisional opponents over the past three seasons – the top mark in the NFL. Kansas City has racked up at least 30 points in eight of those 18 games, and at least 24 points in all but three of them.

TeamPoints Per Game vs. Division
Kansas City Chiefs27.7
New England Patriots27.3
New Orleans Saints26.7
Atlanta Falcons25.4
Jacksonville Jaguars25.3

Fueling that attack on offense has been a tenaciously opportunistic defense, exemplified by a league-most 39 takeaways against divisional opponents since 2015.

TeamTakeaways vs. Division
Kansas City Chiefs39
Pittsburgh Steelers34
Los Angeles Rams33
Houston Texans32
New York Giants31

Those takeaways have also impacted the scoreboard, as the Chiefs have posted the third-best scoring defense against divisional opponents in that time (17.4).


The Arrowhead Advantage has been at its best when the Chiefs' rivals have come to town, with Kansas City winning eight-straight divisional contests at home dating back to the 2015 season. The streak matches the second-longest streak in team history, which occurred from 2004-06.

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