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Kansas City Chiefs can clinch playoff berth with win against Denver Broncos on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' on Christmas night


Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 03:05 pm

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NBC's Sunday Night Football - primetime television's No. 1 show - continues this week with an AFC West clash, as the Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) aim to clinch a playoff berth with a win against the rival Denver Broncos (8-6) on Christmas night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Chiefs and Broncos collide on "Sunday Night Football" for the second time this season. Kansas City and Denver produced one of the most thrilling games of the season in Week 12, as the Chiefs came from behind to defeat the Broncos 30-27 in overtime. WR Tyreek Hill's touchdown catch with 12 seconds remaining in regulation and the ensuing two-point conversion forced overtime, and K Cairo Santos' second field goal of overtime with two seconds remaining clinched the win for the Chiefs. Kansas City won despite 364 passing yards passing and three touchdowns from Broncos QB Trevor Siemian.

The Chiefs are in search of their 10th consecutive AFC West win, which would also clinch a playoff berth. The Broncos are one game behind the Dolphins for the second AFC Wild Card spot, tied with Tennessee, Baltimore and Houston at 8-6. Kansas City is coming off a last-second 19-17 loss to Tennessee, while Denver aims to bounce back from a 16-3 loss against the AFC-leading Patriots. Kansas City can also clinch a playoff berth on Sunday with a Baltimore loss or tie.

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