The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17, on Sunday afternoon to move to 6-3 on the season.
It was Kansas City's third loss in its last four games, though the Chiefs still sit atop the AFC West with a two-game lead over second-place Oakland.
And despite the recent slide, the Chiefs still rank among the best teams in the league according to the latest power rankings.
The Chiefs were ranked at No. 5 in ESPN’s poll, behind the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.
Kansas City has played three of those teams already this season, going 2-1 against them.
The Chiefs were also ranked fifth by Sports Illustrated, trailing Philadelphia, New England, Pittsburgh and the Dallas Cowboys.
Kansas City has played *each *of those teams already this season, the only team in the NFL to do so, and has gone 2-2.
The Chiefs checked in at No. 6 in Yahoo! Sports’ rankings on Tuesday, slipping from the No. 2 spot last week.
Here's what Frank Schwab, who put the list together, had to say about the Chiefs:
The Chiefs are still a contender. None of their losses individually were that bad. They're still clearly the favorite in the AFC West. The problem is losing three of four has put them in a bad spot because the Steelers and Patriots are starting to cruise.
NFL.com had the Chiefs at No. 9 in their rankings, but analyst Elliot Harrison still has high hopes for what Kansas City can accomplish the rest of the season.
*The Chiefs are still Super Bowl contenders. It's far from panic time. Kansas City has played a very difficult schedule to this point. In fact, four of the Chiefs' past opponents are in the top eight of these rankings -- and they've also played No. 13, 15 and 18. That's not counting the win over the Deshaun Watson-led Texans. I Think a healthy Tamba Hali will help tremendously, especially with Dee Ford in and out of the lineup. *
The Chiefs will rest up this week before trying to get back on track next week against the New York Giants (1-7).