It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pretty. But at the end of the day, the Kansas City Chiefs got the victory.
Kansas City defeated the Houston Texans 30-24 in overtime on Sunday to clinch their seventh consecutive division crown.
The Chiefs (11-3) are headed to the postseason for the eighth straight season.
Over the course of this past off-season, it seemed like the AFC West would become the most competitive division in the league. After all, the Denver Broncos traded for quarterback Russell Wilson in the biggest move of a bevy of offseason additions, while the Los Angeles Chargers added the likes of J.C. Jackson and Khalil Mack. The Las Vegas Raiders traded for Davante Adams and brought pass rusher Chandler Jones into the fold.
It looked as if the Chiefs were going to have their work cut out for them. But the division has been weak overall, with the Wilson trade looking like one of the biggest flops in recent league history.