November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) celebrates a touchdown with tight end Tony Moeaki (81) and wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Power Rankings Roundup


For the last couple of weeks the Chiefs were the unquestioned worst team in the NFL. You could scour the internet for hours without finding an updated NFL Power Rankings that didn’t have the Chiefs ranked dead last at 32 out of 32 teams. So did the Chiefs scrappy overtime loss change things at all? Let’s take a look around some of the power rankings out there today and see where people are ranking the Chiefs.

ESPN:

Ranked #32

Bright spot for the Chiefs: Their next three games are at Arrowhead Stadium, against Cincinnati, Denver and Carolina.

Pro Football Talk:

Ranked #32

A moral victory finally comes during an inherently immoral season.

CBS Sports:

Ranked #31

At least they competed at Pittsburgh. But what happened in overtime is what happens when you are 1-8. Matt Cassel isn’t very good.

NFL.com:

Ranked #31

The Kansas City Chiefs get a bump for a) not folding their tents (cognizant of the lousy pun, but not changing it because we’re 2,000 words deep), b) almost stealing a game against a superior team on the road, c) being more talented than the Jags, d) getting Jamaal Charles more involved, e) rediscovering a tight end once referred to as ” Tony Moeaki,” and f) having a quarterback who can win games. … Well, for the other team. Still, nice to see you compete, K.C.

Fox Sports:

Ranked #32

Only the Chiefs could get a celebration penalty on a touchdown that never even happened. The turnover in overtime against Pittsburgh was just the icing on the cake.

Bleacher Report:

Rank #32

The Kansas City Chiefs were so close to getting their second win of the season. Close doesn’t count. One thing that Week 10 proved in Kansas City is that Matt Cassel has to go. More than any other player on the roster, Cassel is holding back the franchise with his inability to deliver. Never have I seen a quarterback regress as fast as Cassel has since his New England days, but this is the reality of who he is now. Time for a change, Kansas City. The next seven weeks won’t be kind, but the Chiefs are at least a competitive team here and there. But how much longer will Scott Pioli put up with the losing ways of Romeo Crennel?

SB Nation:

Rank #31

The Chiefs took their first regulation lead of the season in Monday’s game against Pittsburgh. For that, they avoid last place.

LA Times:

Rank #31

Gave proudest effort yet in OT loss at Pittsburgh Monday. Defense has no excuses to not follow with similar showings.

WalterFootball.com

Ranked #31

If you’re trying to build an NFL team, it’s probably a good idea not to emulate the Browns. @SaveOurChiefs posted this amusing picture on Twitter:

It really makes you wonder what Kansas City’s front office was thinking. “Oh, the Browns suck, but maybe if we take everyone they had and put them in Kansas City, maybe they’ll be better derrr!”

Why hasn’t Scott Pioli been fired already?

As that stands, by a 5 to 4 margin, the Kansas City Chiefs have passed the Jacksonville Jaguars and are no longer the worst team in the NFL! That’s right KC fans we are no longer supporting the worst team in the league, we are supporting the next to worst team. Baby steps, right Addicts?

Don Banks of SI.com doesn’t release his weekly rankings until later in the week, so if he still has KC #32 then we’ll be tied, but for now let’s break out the bubbly because we’re out of the cellar!

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  • Calchiefsfan

    How can the Chiefs NOT be the worst team in the NFL? They are, once again, the laughing stock of the league. The fumble recovery touchdown that wasn’t was the epitome of the Chiefs and their season. How embarrassing as a Chiefs fan. Do the players realize how silly they look when they taunt and celebrate in their position?

    I put most of this on Crennel, (though Pioli picked him). This is the most undisciplined, unprofessional team in the NFL. Though they are definitely not the least talented.

    I’m guessing Hunt won’t fire Pioli yet, but if I’m Pioli I’ve got my full attention on finding Crennel’s replacement. The new coach will be a make it or brake it for Pioli’s entire career.

    • tm1946

      The hunt Chiefs have become the comic relief of the NFL, sort of like Gabby Hayes. Except they apparenty can dance also.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Lol. I just got a visual of Gabby Hayes on the sidelines in a Chiefs sweater coaching the Chiefs.

    • Lyle Graversen

      Oh the Chiefs are a joke all right, and by far the most underperforming team, but Jax is really awful as well. I’d take KC over them on a neutral field.

      • tm1946

        Might be interesting, is Cassel playing at QB? Sort of an un-superbowl.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=34311388 Scott Campbell

          Call it the Toilet Bowl

    • ArrowFan

      Pioli shouldn’t be fired and he should be allowed to pick another HC, why again? I can’t seem to find any reasons.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Not saying I agree, just saying that is what I’m guessing will happen.

  • Priest4Prez

    I’d like to thank the academy…..

  • Travis Forsyth

    I’d have to agree the chiefs should be 31. i mean the chiefs have way more talent then the jags and i think the chiefs could kick the shit out of the jags….any way, hoping the chiefs beat the bengals next week since i made a $20 bet 7 months ago with this idiot bengals fan that the chiefs will beat the bengals this year so…..ha ha c’mon chiefs don’t me down (though you already have) I’m counting on you!!! please please win this game. you can lose the rest just please win this game! PLEASE!