Chiefs, Packers on Collision Course For Super Bowl LV Battle in Tampa

The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday became the first two NFL teams in 2020 to clinch their division titles. With three games remaining, they're both also in the lead to hold the No. 1 overall seeds in their respective conferences.

The Packers and Chiefs met in the very first Super Bowl, and they almost got their first rematch last season—53 years later. The Packers lost the NFC Championship game last year to the San Francisco 49ers, who lost the Super Bowl to the Chiefs.

After Sunday's games, the Packers hold the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the Chiefs lead the AFC.

Green Bay is tied with the New Orleans Saints with identical 10-3 records, but the Packers hold the head-to-head advantage from earlier this season. The Packers have a favorable schedule over the next three games with home contests against the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans before a season-ending road trip to Chicago.

The Saints still have games against the Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings—both at home—before traveling to Carolina in the regular-season finale. The Saints will likely be without quarterback Drew Brees another week or two.

If the Packers can win two out of three games and get one loss from the Saints, then the Packers will not only secure the conference's only playoff bye, but they would get all playoff games in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field until Super Bowl LV in sunny Tampa, Florida.

Packers and Chiefs Super Bowl Looming
Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers pushes away from Tyrann Mathieu #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Kansas City. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are 12-1 for the first time in franchise history. With their win Sunday over the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs won their fifth-consecutive AFC West title and 13th division title in team history.

The Chiefs are in sole possession of the top seed in the AFC after the Pittsburgh Steelers fell to the Buffalo Bills, 26-15, on Sunday night. The Steelers began the season 11-0 before consecutive losses now to Washington Football Team and the Bills.

Kansas City plays at New Orleans (minus Drew Brees) this coming Sunday (Dec. 20) and finish the regular season with two home games against the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Chargers, who are both 4-9 this season.

The Chiefs have won 21 of their last 22 games going back to last season, including three postseason games. Other than a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this season, their last loss was a 35-32 setback to the Tennessee Titans more than a year ago. Their last loss before that? How about 31-24 to the Green Bay Packers. However, it must be noted that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes missed that game with an injury.

Mahomes and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are both healthy this season, and both are competing with each other and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson for the league's MVP.

Mahomes has a complete team around him on offense and defense, and he one of the best wide receivers in the league with Tyreek Hill. Rodgers has a solid receiving corps as well, led by Davante Adams, but he has perhaps the better running back in Aaron Jones.

Both the Chiefs and Packers are running smoothly this season, and both quarterbacks have their teams chugging along on trek for a collision course with each other. Now, they just need to make sure they don't get derailed before a February meeting in Florida.