NEW YORK – The playoff field is set and the race to the Super Bowl begins.
Thirteen other teams are trying to replace the Kansas City Chiefs as champions of the NFL.
However, none was able to knock off the Chiefs in the final AP Pro32 poll of the 2020 regular season.
There was very little movement in the top part of the poll as the Chiefs finished No. 1. They received 11 of the 12 first-place votes for 382 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers kept their spot at No. 2 and got the remaining first-place vote for 368 points.
“Aaron Rodgers likely surpassed Patrick Mahomes down the stretch in the MVP race, capping a brilliant regular season that featured an NFL-best 48 touchdown passes and just five interceptions,” Newsday's Bob Glauber said.
“Brilliant stuff from a 37-year-old quarterback who’s at the top of his game at just the right time for a Green Bay team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations.”
The Chiefs and Packers each earned byes and will get some rest this weekend.