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Baltimore Ravens Victory Brings NY Jets Into NFL Playoff Picture For KC Chiefs

The Ravens' Monday Night Football win over the Texans moves them into the fifth spot in the playoffs while the Jets are move into the sixth spot.

SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 12: Head Coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs paces on the sidelines during a 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 12 2010 in San Diego California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 12: Head Coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs paces on the sidelines during a 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 12 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are currently 8-5 and holding the third spot in the NFL playoffs as we speak. A lot can happen in the next three weeks but we're starting to see some various NFL playoff scenarios that include the Chiefs. It's looking KC's best and perhaps only shot of getting into the playoffs is winning the AFC West. There are too many if's if they're looking at the wild card.

As we said, the Chiefs are currently in the third spot. The Baltimore Ravens Monday Night Football victory over the Houston Texans moves them into the fifth spot if the playoffs started today. It also bumps the New York Jets back to the sixth spot.

So if the playoffs started today there would be a No. 1 seed (New England Patriots) and a No. 2 seed (Pittsburgh Steelers) that would get a first round bye. The first round would now include the Chiefs hosting the Jets in Kansas City and the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Ravens.

It's looking more and more like the Chiefs -- if they win the division, which is a big if -- will play one of these two teams. Which one would you rather play? That's an easy question for me -- the Jets. I'm not saying the Jets are a bad team. In fact, I think they're one of the best in the NFL but they're slightly one-dimensional with QB Mark Sanchez. The Chiefs capitalize on opponents who enter a game one-dimensional.

The Ravens are a multi-dimensional offense with QB Joe Flacco and those receivers combined with RB Ray Rice. I wouldn't like that matchup especially when you look at the defense, and what they do well. They present plenty of problems.

So if the playoffs started today we'd have a visit from Rex Ryan and the Jets. We'll see if the Chiefs can do their part to hang onto that No. 3 seed.