In the latest NFL power rankings over at FanSided, the Kansas City Chiefs are ranked in the very middle of the league at No. 15 overall.
If you ask a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you’re liable to get a much lower number than where FanSided’s Russell Baxter has listed the team in his latest NFL Power Rankings.
For Week 12, the Chiefs have landed at No. 15 overall, only three spots from where they were last week at No. 12. Those are small steps to fall for a team losing in such pitiful ways to such horrible teams.
Sure, the Buffalo Bills might have a winning record at 6-5, but they have been destroyed by opposing teams for most of the last month. For three weeks in a row, they were toppled by the offenses of the Jets, Chargers and Saints, yet the Chiefs could only muster a single touchdown and field goal. They also allowed Buffalo to stop the bleeding for at least a week.
The week before, against a New York Giants team with a single win in the standings, the Chiefs couldn’t even reach the end zone. Instead, Andy Reid’s offense settled for three field goals and an overtime loss that signaled a new season low for K.C.
Given the recent losses, most Chiefs fans would be worried if the Cleveland Browns were coming to town. After all, a loss to the Giants and Bills really isn’t that much different than other cellar dwellers in the NFL. As good as some wins this year have looked, these losses rival those performances except in an opposite way.
Somehow Baxter must remain convinced that the Chiefs are closer to their ceiling than the floor they’re currently establishing, especially after besting teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots earlier this year.
Chiefs fans certainly hope so, but if K.C. doesn’t start winning games again in short order, there will be no sleeper playoff run to speak of.