NFL power rankings: Chiefs shooting up

The Kansas City Chiefs are moving up the NFL power rankings going into Week 10, something nobody saw coming even a month ago.

It’s a rite of passage here on Arrowhead Addict. Every Tuesday, we roll into the internet and check around to see where the Kansas City Chiefs are ranked across the National Football League.

We now know that two things are going to happen. One, the ESPN rankings are going to be hilariously bad. Two, they are going to make us smile after a win.

Luckily for us, the Chiefs continue to win and are sitting at 6-2. Kansas City will move into first place of the AFC West on Sunday should they win against the Carolina Panthers, something that will not be easy.

So where do the Chiefs check in this week? Here we go…

FanSided – 3

Kansas City played without Spencer Ware, Justin Houston, Jeremy Maclin, Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles and saw Travis Kelce get ejected. It still won.

NFL.com – 3

Great googly moogly, the AFC West is strong, but who are the Chefs? The only team that has a perfect record (2-0) within the division, that’s who. K.C. already has taken down both the Chargers and Raiders this season. While the five-point win over the Jaguars didn’t impress everybody, it sure as heck should have. Kansas City won without Alex Smith (out for the entire game), Jamaal Charles (out for the entire game), Spencer Ware (out for the entire game), Jeremy Maclin (injured in the first half) and Travis Kelce ( ejected early in the fourth quarter). Here’s hoping Kelce saves the whining over calls for his dating show going forward.

Yahoo – 3

I know the Raiders are the talk of the NFL after Sunday night, but let’s not forget this about the Chiefs: They have won 17 of 20 games including playoffs. It’s 16 of 18 in the regular season. And they dominated the Raiders in Oakland on Oct. 16. This is the most under-appreciated team in the NFL right now (though, admittedly, it feels strange putting them at No. 3 … but it’s not like another team has a better argument).

Washington Post – 4

The Chiefs have won 17 of their last 20 games going back to last season, counting the playoffs. The favorable fourth-quarter instant replay review Sunday against the Jaguars didn’t hurt.

CBS Sports – 3

It wasn’t pretty against Jacksonville, but they found a way. They need Alex Smith back quickly.

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