2. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
If the Ravens cannot get it done against the Chiefs then the Chargers will be entering Week 15 looking to even up the records (assuming the team beats the Cincinnati Bengals next week, of course). If the Chargers can manage to knock off the Chiefs, the team is going to put faith in Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to give the Chiefs their fourth loss.
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Two months ago I looked at this game for the Chiefs and wrote it off as an easy victory. However, the Seahawks have emerged from what was supposed to be a rebuilding year and are playing good football. Even in losses, the Seahawks are in the game and look good.
The X-factor here is that the game is in Seattle and the 12th Man is going to be roaring. It is hard to beat the Seahawks in Seattle, especially if you are an AFC team that is not used to the atmosphere.
The Chargers managed to do it earlier in the year. The chances of the Seahawks losing two games at home to AFC teams is slim, especially considering the team is in the playoff hunt.
The Chargers do need some help from the rest of the NFC. Minnesota either needs to beat the Seahawks next week or the Eagles and/or Panthers need to win their next two games. If that is the case, the Seahawks will still be fighting for a playoff spot.
However, if the Seahawks win their next two they will be 9-5. If the Eagles and Panthers lose just one game then the best record they can finish with is 9-7. With a Week 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks could be too comfortable.
However, if the Eagles and Panthers are both 8-6, that makes the Seahawks game against the Chiefs a must-win, especially if they lose to the Vikings.
Then the Los Angeles Chargers need to hope that Russell Wilson puts on his typical magic and the defense feeds off the home crowd to shock the Chiefs.