NFL power rankings: Chiefs moving down?


The Kansas City Chiefs are playing some ridiculous football. While there have been too many turnovers and penalties over the past few weeks, Kansas City continues to win and move closer toward a playoff berth in the AFC.

During the last two months, the Chiefs have continued to move up the NFL power rankings across the country. That will happen when you have not lost in eight straight weeks. Kansas City has moved within two games of the Denver Broncos for the AFC West lead, something that seemed all but impossible when it was 1-5.

So where do the Chiefs stack up against the rest of the NFL going into Week 15? Let’s take a look and see where they land…

FanSided – 7

"With the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders remaining in the schedule, the Chiefs will be favored in every game the rest of the way. If the Chiefs continue to play really solid, balanced football, they could be one of the true sleepers to make a run at the Super Bowl." – 8

"It was muddy. It was ugly. And it was a Chiefs win. The crummy Chargers ignited panic in K.C. fans after Vincent Brown (remember that guy?) caught a ball at the 1. Yet, Kansas City tightened up with some help from, well, the crummy Chargers: first a delay-of-game, then the Danny Woodhead drop. All I know is this: The Chiefs are going 11-5, and Tamba Hali looks reaaaaaalll nice when he gets a little R&R during the week." – 8

"Not the most impressive performance at home, but the conditions weren’t great either. Whatever, it was a win. No big deal unless the offense falters again next week, then maybe we’ll revisit. (And please, don’t hit me with “How could you move them down????” complaints. These next two teams deserved to be moved up. In that case, someone has to get displaced.)"

ESPN – 9

"Alex Smith threw an interception on Sunday after going 312 consecutive attempts without one. According to Elias, Smith’s streak is the second longest in NFL history (Tom Brady, 358 attempts)."

The MMQB – 8

Just run, Andy Reid. Just run.