Top 5 Headlines 12/3: Projecting the AFC Playoff Picture

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1. Projecting the AFC playoff puzzle: Here's one scenario for the Chiefs to win a wild-card spot

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Instead of charging into December, when playoff berths are won and lost, the Chiefs are limping into the final month.

Their shocking loss at Oakland and submissive defeat at the hands of Denver, have dropped the Chiefs, 7-5, out of the playoff picture if the season ended today."    READ MORE…

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2. Power Rankings: No. 14 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

" The Kansas City Chiefs fell another couple of spots in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. The Chiefs check in at No. 14, down two spots from last week.

The Chiefs were at No. 5 the previous week, their highest ranking of the season."    READ MORE…

3. 2015 NFL Draft: Should Chiefs Trade Up for Wide Receiver?

By Joe Wedra - NFLMocks.com

"The 2015 NFL Draft will have a wide array of storylines to choose from as we analyze from afar. Everybody wants to see the trade options, but it's possible nobody cares more about moving up than the Kansas City Chiefs. For a team that has a glaring hole at the wide receiver position, it's safe to say they need to be on everyone's radar as a potential candidate.

Currently in the thick of the playoff race, Andy Reid's Chiefs can't be trusted to make a run for one reason: lack of depth at wide receiver."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs sign tight end Richard Gordon, release Phillip Supernaw

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs brought back veteran tight end Richard Gordon on Tuesday, just three months after he was released during training camp.

To make room for Gordon, the team released first-year pro Phillip Supernaw."    READ MORE…

5. Here's why Dolphins are ahead of Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"I'm getting some questions about why the 7-5 Miami Dolphins currently hold the second and final wild-card spot in the AFC playoffs instead of the 7-5 Kansas City Chiefs, even though the Chiefs beat the Dolphins 34-15 in September in Miami.

The Chiefs would be ahead of the Dolphins if they were the only teams tied for that final wild-card spot. But the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens are also in that mix and that complicates matters a bit. In this case, what it does is effectively make the Chiefs' win over the Dolphins moot."    READ MORE…

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