NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs, Chargers On The Move

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 29: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 29, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Kansas City Chiefs are back on track in the ESPN.com Power Rankings, jumping up one spot from last week.

The Chiefs now sit at a respectable #12 in the 32-team rankings as they sit atop the AFC West at 7-4.

Yet they are no longer the highest ranked NFL team.

The San Diego Chargers via their road victory of the Indianapolis Colts leapfrogged the Chiefs, moving from #14 all the way up to #11.

Should Chiefs fans be angry about this given that the Chiefs have already beat the Chargers once this year?

More after the jump.

I’ve heard many TV experts exclaim that the Chargers are the best team in the division and that they are no longer the same team that they were when they played Kansas City on Monday Night Football.

That may very well be true but the Chiefs are not the same team either. Folks tend to forget that the Chiefs have been winning without one of their most dynamic offensive weapons in Dexter McCluster. Sure, McCluster didn’t put up huge numbers earl y in the season but he was a key part of KC’s victory against the 49ers and his punt return for a touchdown sunk the Chargers in the opener.

At this stage, it doesn’t really matter who the experts think is the better team. We’ll all find out in just two weeks when the two square off for the AFC West crown…assuming both take care of business this weekend.

The other AFC West team ranks: Oakland #20, Denver 28

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