Power Rankings: America Starting To Take Notice Of The Chiefs


ESPN released their latest power rankings in middle of all of the baseball playoff chaos (HOLY CRAP, ROYALS!) and it would appear the Chiefs are no longer the team anyone wants to play.

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After being stuck in the low 20 to start the season, the Chiefs bounced up eight spots after their 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night. The 14th overall ranking has them just behind the 3-1 Houston Texans and above teams like the Chicago Bears, Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Carolina Panthers. Only the Dallas Cowboys, who went from 18 to 10 in the power rankings, had a leap as big as the Chiefs.

Here’s what ESPN had to say:

team. 124. Jamaal Charles returned with a vengeance Monday, totaling more than 100 yards and three touchdowns for the second time in his career (Week 15, 2013 vs. Raiders).. (41-14). Previous: 22nd. Kansas City Chiefs. 14

We really shouldn’t be surprised by this move as this is the third straight game the Chiefs have looked like a good football team. After coming within a play of beating the Broncos on the road, the Chiefs have demolished the Miami Dolphins and Patriots in consecutive weeks. If the Chiefs can find a way to beat either San Francisco or the Chargers on the road then Kansas City will be right back on track to potentially steal an AFC playoff spot.

Here is a roundup of a few other power rankings from around the Internet.

CBS Sports

Previous: 27th. Kansas City Chiefs. 18. team. 124. The home win over the Patriots was impressive and the Chiefs jump from No. 27 to No. 18. A win next week over the 49ers when Alex Smith returns to his original team and the Chiefs will take another big jump. The two-headed monster in the backfield (Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis) will cause problems for opponents.. (41-14)


For a guy playing at something not near 100 percent, that was one heckuva display by Jamaal Charles on Monday night. Akbar Gbajabiamila, my colleague on “NFL Fantasy Live,” called it “Obamacare at work.” I’d call it, “I’ve seen enough of Knile Davis getting my run.” By the way, the blowout of the Pats was the third good game in a row for Kansas City.. (41-14). Previous: 22nd. Kansas City Chiefs. 15. team. 124

FOX Sports

Kansas City Chiefs. 14. team. 124. Much like the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Chiefs made a statement in prime time. Jamaal Charles was finally healthy and showed off his unique talents by racking up three touchdowns himself. After a very poor start to the season, both the offensive and defensive lines have settled in nicely—the turnaround in the trenches makes the Chiefs a formidable foe.. (41-14). Previous: 26th