While it took longer than expected, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched their eighth consecutive AFC West championship with Sunday’s 25-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Some may question the significance of a division title to a franchise that has won two of the past four Super Bowls,especially when it is the only team in the division with a winning record.
But speaking after the game, head coach Andy Reid reminded his listeners that not all of his players were part of recent playoff runs.
“It was great to have the guys have a championship with the AFC West,” said Reid. “That’s a positive thing.
I know how they are; they’re not going to rest on that. But it is exciting for them to get a taste — especially the new guys who haven’t [had] that experience.”
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn’t one of those players. He’s won an AFC West title in each year he’s been in the league.