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On Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs will play the most important game of the 2016 NFL season so far. Cheap Alshon Jeffery Jersey .Its rare that a game this early in December has such strong implications for who wins the Super Bowl. On Oct. 16, the Chiefs went to Oakland and beat the Raiders 26-10. Another win on Thursday night would give Kansas City a sweep and a tiebreaker advantage over Oakland. Thats particularly important because the Chiefs have a schedule advantage in the final three games. Both teams go to San Diego, but the Chiefs also get the Titans and Broncos at home, while the Raiders get the Colts at home and the Broncos on the road.On the other hand, a Raiders win would give Oakland a two-game lead over Kansas City. Even with the easier of the two remaining schedules, thats almost insurmountable.So in simulations in which the Raiders win on Thursday, they go on to win the AFC West 88 percent of the time. In simulations in which the Chiefs win, they go on to win the AFC West 68 percent of the time. The division title, which comes with home-field advantage and a likely first-round bye, makes for a dramatic difference in the odds of representing the AFC in Super Bowl LI. Oaklands odds of making the Super Bowl are twice as good with a Thursday win (32.8 percent) compared to a Thursday loss (16.4 percent). Kansas Citys odds are more than twice as good: 22.6 percent with a win, 9.3 percent with a loss.Youll find our playoff odds for all 32 teams below. For a full explanation on how we calculate each teams playoff odds, see the bottom of the article.AFC PLAYOFF PREDICTIONSFAVORITES1. Oakland Raiders (10-2)Odds of making playoffs: 99.3 percentPaging Travis Kelce: Oakland ranks third in DVOA against short passes?(up to 15 yards through the air) on the left side of the field and 11th against short passes on the right side, but 28th against short passes in the middle of the field.2. New England Patriots (10-2)Odds of making playoffs: 99.2 percentThe Patriots rise to No. 1 in our ratings this week, but their playoff odds fall slightly behind Oaklands because the Ravens look like a much more dangerous opponent for this Sunday now. More important than playoff odds right now are the odds of getting the No. 1 seed, which will change substantially depending on the results of the Thursday night game. A Chiefs win would give the Patriots a one-game lead over both Kansas City and Oakland. The Patriots get the No. 1 seed in 67 percent of simulations where the Chiefs win Thursday, but only 33 percent of the simulations where the Raiders win Thursday. Wholesale Eagles Jerseys . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys . 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teenager achieved it 48 years ago.Before she tries to equal Debbie Meyers golden triple, Ledecky could join the U.S. 4x100-meter freestyle relay team when the eight-day swimming competition begins Saturday.If she wins her three individual events and a relay, the 19-year-old Ledecky would take four gold medals back to her Maryland home, equaling the record for a U.S. female swimmer shared by Amy Van Dyken and Missy Franklin.She knows it, but its not whats driving her, said Bruce Gemmell, Ledeckys coach. I dont think it matters to her today. Maybe it will matter to her 20 years from now when she has kids or family to talk to about it.Michael Phelps, who knows something about golden hauls, gets started with his fifth and final Olympics on Sunday. The 18-time gold medalist is expected to be part of the mens 4x100 free relay, with the Americans challenging defending champion France.The womens 4x100 relay shapes up as the U.S. versus Australia, which won gold four years ago in London and in 2004. The Americans havent stood on the top podium spot since 1996 in Atlanta.We definitely want to get it started off right, said Amanda Weir, who is likely to be part of the relay. We always come here to win no matter what our record has been in the past.Ledecky could help them do that, likely as a swimmer in the preliminaries, which will be held in the afternoon instead of the morning. If the U.S. wins the late-night final, she would get a medal, too.Cate Campbell, the 100 free world reccord holder, leads the Aussie relay, having helped her team win gold in London. Cheap Eagles Jerseys. Over the years weve had a really healthy rivalry, she said about the United States. Weve pushed them and theyve pushed us. I dont think America would be where they are today without Australia, and America has pushed us to be the great swimming nation that we are as well.Campbell will be joined by her sister Bronte, the 100 free world champion, on the relay.Sun Yang of China goes for gold in the mens 400 free on Saturday. He has been an enigma since failing to show for the 1,500 free final at last years world championships in Russia. The womens 400 individual medley is among the four finals on the first night.The United States and Australia figure to pile up the most medals at the pool.The Americans won 31 medals, including 16 gold, in London, while Australia won 10 and just one gold. The Aussies have come on strong since then, earning 16 medals with seven golds at last years worlds. The Americans werent as dominant in Kazan, winning 23 medals and eight golds.We really are happy to see our rivals do well, especially on the womens side, Weir said. 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