The Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to make some NFL history on Monday night.
If the Chiefs beat visiting San Diego on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” there will be a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West at 4-3. The Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders (who are on a bye in Week 8) would all be 4-3.
According to Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Information), the last time there was a three-way tie for first place between 4-3 teams was in 1989 in the old AFC Central. The Browns won on a Monday night to force a three-way tie between Cleveland, Houston and Cincinnati. Cleveland went on to win the division at 9-6-1.
So, a three-way logjam at this point of the season is pretty rare. If it happens, it would set up a wild second half of the season in the division.