The Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West title for the seventh straight year with their 30-24 overtime victory against the Houston Texans.
Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback, said topping the AFC West is their first step before winning the Super Bowl.
The Chief’s seventh straight-year division title ties into NFL history’s second-longest division titles streak.
The Los Angeles Rams also did that from 1973 through 1979.
But the longest streak of division titles is still held by the New England Patriots.
They won 16 of 17 AFC East titles between 2003 and 2019, including 11 straight titles from 2009 to 2019.
During those famous victories, the Chiefs and Patriots have outstanding quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady).
Besides, they have a future Hall of Fame coach (Andy Reid and Bill Belichick).
However, everybody agrees that Kansas City Chiefs are playing in a weak division.
Since Peyton Manning retired from the Denver Broncos in 2015, the AFC West has become weak since Las Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles also didn’t play well.
During Kansas City Chiefs’ brilliance performance, there was neither a 10-win team nor a playoff team from AFC West in the last six years.
The Los Angeles Chargers are the only other AFC West team this year that could make the playoffs.
After all, the Chiefs are still celebrating the victory of the Chiefs vs Texans game as it gives them the AFC West title.