NFL playoff picture, 2017: Can the Chiefs overtake the Patriots for the No. 1 seed in the AFC?

Elite Womens Michael Del Zotto Jersey Kansas City’s Thursday night win over the Raiders reshuffles the AFC playoff picture. The Chiefs are now in first place in the AFC West at 10-3. It’s the same record as the Raiders, but having swept Oakland this season, Kansas City has the tiebreaker. (Speaking of playoff tiebreakers, you should bookmark this page explaining how all that works).

That gives the Chiefs the second seed in the AFC, for now, behind the Patriots. The question now is which team will end up with the top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

First, here’s what the playoff order looks like, for now, in the AFC.

¡°I just got to play smart, protect myself,¡± he said.

Griffin has a history of injuries starting in his first year in the league. Washington traded up to draft him in 2012 with the No. 2 overall pick and he went on to become the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Then he suffered a gruesome knee injury in the playoffs and was never able to match the production of his first season.

The Browns¡¯ offensive line has been a sieve all season, allowing an NFL-leading 45 sacks.

Griffin, though, said he wasn¡¯t concerned about protection.

Evan Gattis Authentic Jersey ¡°I know those guys up front are fighting their tails off,¡± Griffin said. ¡°It¡¯s not just on them, it¡¯s on all of us. We just got to execute better.¡±

The Browns also need to find success in the rushing attack to take some of the pressure of Griffin.

Last time the two AFC North rivals met, rookie Cody Kessler was under center for the Browns. He left the Week 7 matchup after sustaining a concussion and fellow rookie Kevin Hogan took over. Cincinnati won, 31-17.

Kessler will serve as Griffin¡¯s backup this week.

The Bengals are coming off a big win against the Eagles while the Browns were on a bye last week.

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