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AFC Playoff Picture: Chiefs, Patriots hold steady, but who has the edge when it comes to schedule the rest of the way?

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The Chiefs and Patriots hold steady, while the Texans take advantage of another Steelers stumble and the Chargers keep moving forward. Kansas City still holds the top spot, but how does their schedule the rest of the way match up with New England, Houston, and Pittsburgh? And why do we want to fast forward to the Week 15 slate of games right now? Check out the full picture:

1. Chiefs (10-2)
Remaining schedule: vs. Ravens (7-5), vs. Chargers (9-3), at Seahawks (7-5), vs. Raiders (2-10)
Opponents record: 25-23 (.521)
The skinny: If you’re a New England fan with designs on that No. 1 seed, you not only