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Latest NFL Power Rankings: The Best Team in the NFL Stays on Top

Posted Oct 10, 2017

The experts share their takes

The Kansas City Chiefs remained the NFL’s only undefeated team after their 42-34 victory over the Houston Texans Sunday night.

It was the franchise-tying ninth-consecutive road win for the Chiefs and their 27th regular-season win in their last 31 games.

Basically, the Chiefs are clicking on all cylinders right now, which is why the latest NFL power rankings didn’t look much different this week.

The Chiefs—the best team in the NFL—stayed on top.

Here’s what ESPN had to say:

“99.4 percent chance (of making the playoffs). No team is ever a lock to make the playoffs after five games, but the Chiefs are pretty close right now. They are undefeated, lead the NFL in scoring and haven't committed a turnover since the very first snap of the season. They have the best chances in the NFL through Week 5.”

Here’s what Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports’ Shutdown Corner had to say:

“If the Chiefs beat the Steelers at home this week, they’ll be 6-0 with wins (and the tiebreaker) against the Patriots, Texans, and Steelers. If that happens, they couldn’t possibly have a clearer path to the No. 1 seed in the AFC.”

Here’s what Pete Prisco of CBS Sports had to say:

“They just continue to win, impressing at Houston by blowing out the Texans. Alex Smith is playing at the best level of his career.”

Here’s what Mark Maske of the Washington Post had to say:

“The Chiefs are quite simply the league’s best team. The offense has been next to unstoppable while the defense has been more than adequate, even if it permitted Deshaun Watson to post some impressive numbers Sunday night. Get used to the idea of Alex Smith as an MVP candidate…”

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