Chiefs playoff run to start next Sunday at home against Steelers

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 00:20:58-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will start their playoff run in the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:15 p.m. at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs locked in the No. 2 seed in the AFC after the Tennessee Titans clinched the top seed with a 28-25 win Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Both Tennessee and Kansas City finished with 12-5 records. The Titans earned the tiebreaker thanks to their 27-3 victory over the Chiefs in late October.

As of Sunday afternoon, the Chiefs’ first-round opponent remained up in the air, with several teams still in the running.

The Pittsburgh Steelers eliminated the Baltimore Ravens 16-13 in overtime. But nothing was set in stone until the conclusion of Sunday Night Football.

Had the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders tied, both teams would have made the playoffs. An SNF tie would have also eliminated the Steelers.

But in the end, the Raiders were victorious 35-32 over the Chargers in overtime.

The Raiders' victory guaranteed they would face Cincinnati, eliminated Los Angeles from the playoffs and solidified Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City.