NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: How far will the Kansas City Chiefs fall?

A bunch of good teams lost in Week 1. As is the case ever year, the power rankings shift the most during the beginning of the season. Where did the Chiefs drop to after losing to the Lions?
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A bunch of good teams lost in Week 1. Opening week is often that way. After the first weekend in the National Football League, the standings look upside-down and many teams are wondering what went wrong. The Kansas City Chiefs are one of those teams after watching the Detroit Lions take the home opener by a single point.

As is the case ever year, NFL power rankings shift the most during the beginning of the season. Where did the Chiefs drop to after losing to the Lions? What about the rest of the league? Let's take a look.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)

Last Week: 3 (+2)

The pesky Patriots almost put the Eagles to shame in the opener, but Philadelphia hung on. Through a showing of grit, the Eagles came up big on defense on a couple of occasions that sealed the game. For now, they still look like the team to beat in the NFC.

2. Dallas Cowboys (1-0)

Last Week: 5 (+3)

Is it that the Cowboys are truly that good, or are the Giants that bad? Maybe it's both. However you want to slice it, the Cowboys absolutely owned the Giants on their home field from start to finish. If there was a "heavy-weight" in the NFC that could contend with the 49ers and Eagles, it's the Cowboys.

3. San Francisco 49ers (1-0)

Last week: 8 (+5)

The 49ers looked like they were on a mission. The defense was stout, the offense showcased explosive playmakers. Entering Week 2, the 49ers look like the cream of the crop in the NFC. Brock Purdy might be for real and San Francisco may be the team to beat.

4. Miami Dolphins (1-0)

Last Week: 10 (+6)

The Dolphins came out with the same song and dance that they started with last season. The Tua-to-Tyreek connection looks as strong as ever. At this moment in time, the Dolphins look like they are ready to take on the Bills for the AFC East. If Tua can stay on this pace (which seems impossible), he will run away with an MVP award. Look out for the Dolphins!

5. Baltimore Ravens (1-0)

Last Week: 7 (+2)

The Ravens took care of business against the Texans as was expected. While Lamar Jackson didn't look like an MVP candidate, he looked functional in a new-look offense. One of the players that surprised was Zay Flowers, who came up with nine receptions for 78 yards. Other than that, there really isn't much to say other than the Ravens did what they were supposed to.

6. Kansas City Chiefs (0-1)

Last week: 1 (-5)

Ugly, ugly, ugly... The good news for the Chiefs is that they were in a very competitive game with a capable Lions team in Week 1 without Chris Jones and Travis Kelce. The defense only surrendered 14 points. They also managed to be in the game to the end despite having a horrendous game from their receiving corps. The Chiefs are likely going to bounce back the way that they always do, but there is reason for legitimate concern at the receiver position and the offense as a whole at this point in time.

7. Detroit Lions (1-0)

Last Week: 17 (+10)

The Lions did it! They pulled off an upset on banner night in Kansas City. The offensive line looked top-notch and the defensive backfield looked stellar. Aidan Hutchinson may become a superstar if he can continue to replicate performances like the one he had in Kansas City. With all of this in mind, the Lions might have already elevated themselves to the top of the NFC North.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)

Last Week: 11 (+3)

Jacksonville found themselves in a dog fight in Week 1 against the Colts but came out on top. If Jacksonville can get consistent production out of Christian Kirk and newcomer Calvin Ridley, they might be one of the best passing offenses in the NFL. The Jags appear to be a real threat to the AFC for the first time in recent memory.