With the current news on Fox's issues, facing San Diego (who surprisingly are no slouches this season), could lose, and be two games behind the Chiefs, if they beat Buffalo.
Not that San Diego does not scare me for KC either, cause they do. Indy, Denver, and SD are my biggest concerns on the rest of the schedule. (I was worried about Washington until last week).
Just making the case that it would be easier for KC to play a game at their own tempo knowing there is no pressure for divisions best record.