Chiefs Record Against AFC West Opponents is Absurdly Dominant Since 2015

David Kaestle
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The Kansas City Chiefs' success over the past few seasons is no secret. They've won three straight AFC West division titles and are seemingly on their way to a fourth, sitting at 7-4 despite a rash of injuries to key players like reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes and Pro Bowl WR Tyreek Hill.

But just how successful the Chiefs have been both straight up and against the spread (ATS) against divisional opponents might surprise you. Since 2015, Kansas City is now 24-3 against the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders with a 19-8 ATS record when playing AFC West teams.

Additionally, from a betting perspective, the ATS wins are arguably just as impressive, if not more so. The Chiefs have just over a 70 percent cover percentage (70.4 percent), a number any bettor would and should be ecstatic with.

But the Chiefs haven't enjoyed anywhere near the cakewalk of a division schedule as a team like the New England Patriots have in the AFC East over the past decade or so, with the Broncos and Chargers both putting up 10-plus win seasons since 2015. Yet the Chiefs still have put up this dominant record during the time span.

With a head coach like Andy Reid and a QB like Mahomes leading the way, this type of success could remain a trend for years to come.


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