How the Chiefs Can Make the Playoffs

Here is what needs to happen for the Chiefs to make the playoffs

Despite losing four of their last five games, the Kansas City Chiefs (8-7) are still alive in the AFC playoff picture.

But after Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5), they are no longer in control of their chances at back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 20 years.

They'll need some help.

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This is what will need to take place next weekend for the Chiefs to grab a wildcard spot in the AFC playoffs:

First, the Chiefs will need to beat the San Diego Chargers at home.

In their first meeting in San Diego, the Chiefs won 23-20 on a late field goal from Cairo Santos. A win would mean the first season sweep for the Chiefs of the Chargers since 2003.

Second, the Cleveland Browns (7-8) need to beat the Baltimore Ravens (9-6) in Baltimore.

Third, the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) will need to beat the Houston Texans (8-7) in Houston.

Kansas City Chiefs vs the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 21, 2014

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