Chiefs Team Grades: K.C. Offense Comes Up Short Against Stout Pittsburgh DefenseThe Kansas City Chiefs lost on Sunday night, 18-16, to the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC Divisional Round Playoff matchup, marking the fourth time in a row now that the Chiefs have not been able to capitalize on a playoff bye. The Kansas City defense did its job, holding the Steelers offense out of the end zone and forcing six field goals. However, the Chiefs offense couldn't generate enough scoring opportunities of its own after a first-possession touchdown drive, and a game-tying two-point conversion in the fourth quarter was called back due to a holding penalty. That's how close it was for Kansas City, which now hasn't won a home playoff game since the 1993 postseason when Joe Montana was the quarterback.
Kansas City Week 17 Team Grades: Chiefs Claim AFC West, Earn First-Round Playoff Bye With Win Over ChargersThe Kansas City Chiefs needed a win in San Diego and an Oakland Raiders loss in Denver to win the AFC West division title and claim the first-round playoff bye that comes with it.
Week 16 Team Grades: Chiefs Eliminate Defending Super Bowl Champs From PlayoffsKC had already clinched a playoff spot before Sunday's game began and now the Chiefs have a shot at winning the AFC West crown in week 17.
Week 15 Team Grades: Chiefs Offense Sputters In Shocking Loss To TitansThe Titians' last second field goal, along with Oakland's win knocks KC out of first place in the AFC West.
Week 14 Team Grades: Chiefs Shine Bright In Thursday Night Win Against RaidersTyreek Hill's huge night on offense and special teams, along with the team's tough pass defense, propelled Kansas City to victory and the Chiefs into the top spot in the AFC West.
Kansas City Chiefs Team Grades: Defense, Special Teams Shine In Chiefs' Win Over FalconsEric Berry returned two INTs for scores to lead Kansas City to 29-28 win in Atlanta.
Kansas City Chiefs Team Grades: Sparkling Performance Nets Chiefs' A Thrilling OT Win Over BroncosKansas City needed and got sensational plays on offense, defense and special teams in clutch road win over Denver.
KC Team Grades: Chiefs Struggle In Home Loss To Tampa Bay BuccaneersKansas City had its five-game win streak snapped in a listless performance against Tampa Bay.
Chiefs Grades: Defense, Special Teams Shine In Chiefs' Comeback Win Over Carolina PanthersTwo key fourth-quarter turnovers help Chiefs rally to fifth straight win.
Chiefs Team Grades: Injuries Mount, But Chiefs Keep Rolling With Win Over ColtsStarting QB Alex Smith went out twice with head injuries, but backup Nick Foles threw two TD passes to lead Chiefs to road victory in Indy.
Chiefs Team Grades: KC Earns High Marks Again With Solid Win Over Error-Prone SaintsBig first half played key role in Kansas City holding off New Orleans for 27-21 win at Arrowhead on Sunday.
Team Grades: Chiefs Celebrate Dominating Win Over Rival RaidersKC offense racked up over 400 yards, while defense held Oakland to under 300 in 26-10 win on Sunday.