Upon Further Review: 10 Quick Facts Following Chiefs' 37-27 win on Sunday

Here are some quick facts following the Chiefs’ division-clinching victory over the Chargers

If it hasn't sunk in yet, enjoy the fact that it'll be happening soon.

The Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) are AFC West champions and won't be playing football this weekend, as they earned a first-round bye as the AFC's No. 2 seed.

They've proven to be one of the best teams in the NFL—going undefeated (6-0) in what many considered the toughest division in football this year—the AFC West.

All this became possible with their 37-27 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon—not to mention a little help from the Denver Broncos, who were able to beat the Oakland Raiders, 24-6, Sunday afternoon as well.

It was the perfect storm of things needed for the Chiefs, who've now won 11 straight games against the division dating back to Week 2 of last year.

While the big picture of what Sunday's game means moving forward to playoffs is obvious to everyone by now, here are some facts from the game and a few of the performances that led to all of this being possible.

Here are 12 quick facts from Sunday's game:

  1. Chiefs conclude a dominant season against the AFC West in style

In the six games against divisional opponents this year, the Chiefs averaged 30 points per game offensively and allowed an average of just 19.

They proved time and time again that they were the best team in the division.

  1. Tyreek Hill is good; that's a fact
  1. Alex Smith set some personal records on Sunday

For the first time in his career, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for more than 3,500 yards in a season—setting a career high with 3,502 yards passing in 2016.

Smith achieved those numbers by playing well in the finale against the Chargers on Sunday, finishing 21 of 28 for 264 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He added a touchdown on the ground as well.

According to Pro Football Focus, Smith had the best game of his season on Sunday against the Chargers.

Here's what the website had to say:

"While Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith attempted just five passes traveling 10 yards or further downfield, he was still able to make a huge impact. Of the seven incompletions thrown by Smith against San Diego, two were throwaways, and three were dropped. He was at his best when kept clean by the Chiefs' offensive line, completing 81.8 percent of his passes compared with 50.0 percent when pressure got to him. With Kansas City winning the AFC West and claiming a first-round bye in the playoffs, Smith coming off his best game of the year should have fans feeling confident."

Smith did a good job of spreading it around on Sunday considering five players had at least 40 yards receiving and four players had at least four receptions apiece.

  1. With the Chiefs earning a first-round bye, Andy Reid's success there comes to the forefront
  1. Chiefs have second-best odds to win Super Bowl now

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Chiefs now have a 16 percent chance to win the Super Bowl, which is second only to the New England Patriots (35 percent).

It also says the Chiefs have a 67 percent chance of getting to the conference championship game.

  1. Charcandrick West had the best game of his season when he was needed the most

With fellow running back Spencer Ware sidelined with some bruised ribs, Charcandrick West stepped up to the tune of 21 touches for 116 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

The two touchdowns were both on short receptions in the red zone and came on the exact same play.

  1. Chiefs finish regular season with most takeaways in NFL, tie for best turnover differential

The Chiefs took the ball away 33 times this season, which was the most of any team in the league. They finished with 18 interceptions and 15 fumble recoveries.

The plus-16 turnover differential tied with the Oakland Raiders for the best mark in the NFL. 

  1. Marcus Peters gets his sixth interception of the season

The proof is in the numbers, and the numbers show that second-year cornerback Marcus Peters was being avoided this season.

According to PFF, Peters was targeted 151 times in the regular season last year.

This season? Peters was targeted just 87 times, but he still managed to pick off six passes, which tied him for second best in the NFL.

  1. Starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif standing out in pass protection

According to PFF, Duvernay-Tardif has been the best right guard in the NFL in pass protection over the past five weeks, allowing just one quarterback hurry in 296 passing snaps.

  1. Coach Reid moves up the all-time wins list

With Sunday's win, Reid now has 184 career victories and ranks 10th in NFL history in regular season and postseason wins as a head coach.

For active coaches, Reid trails only New England's Bill Belichick (260) on this list.

Reid has led the Chiefs to playoff berths in three of his four years and has a combined record of 44-23 in his four years in Kansas City.

Facts and stats from the Chiefs Week 17 victory over the Chargers

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