The three-horse race for the final playoff spot was a wild and crazy affair for a little more than an hour on Sunday.
The Chiefs needed to win Sunday and have Houston and Baltimore lose.
While the Chiefs were leading 19-7 against the Chargers in the third quarter of their game, Houston led Jacksonville and the Ravens were tied with Cleveland.
But at 2:02 p.m., the Browns scored a touchdown at Baltimore and took a 10-3 lead.
At 2:13 p.m., the Jaguars used a flea-flicker and scored at Houston. That was good news for the Chiefs:
At 2:24 p.m., the Texans went back ahead:
At 2:30 p.m., the Ravens kicked a field goal:
While the Chiefs were stuffing the Chargers near the goal line, Baltimore went ahead:
At 2:45 p.m., the Texans got a safety from MVP-candidate J.J. Watt:
Just about the time the Chiefs were again stopped a Chargers’ attack, Baltimore scored again:
At 3:07 p.m., the end came for the Chiefs:
Baltimore had a special message for the Chiefs: