Power Rankings Roundup
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
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.
"Bright spot for the Chiefs: Their next three games are at Arrowhead Stadium, against Cincinnati, Denver and Carolina."
"A moral victory finally comes during an inherently immoral season."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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?"
"The Chiefs took their first regulation lead of the season in Monday’s game against Pittsburgh. For that, they avoid last place."
"Gave proudest effort yet in OT loss at Pittsburgh Monday. Defense has no excuses to not follow with similar showings."
"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!