The Kansas City Chiefs (7-6) finally got back in the win column with their 26-15 win over the Oakland Raiders (6-7) last Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.
And as is the case every Tuesday morning, the experts from around the league have put out their latest Power Rankings.
After dropping four-straight and six of their last seven, what do the experts think about the Chiefs after their impressive victory last Sunday?
Here’s where they stand in several of the latest rankings (click link for full breakdown):
“The Chiefs' big-play offense being led by Alex Smith is probably a surprise to most. Smith has 11 completions and eight touchdowns of at least 40 yards this season, which are both career bests. He had 10 touchdowns of at least 40 yards his first four seasons with the Chiefs.”
“Gut-check win -- that's what Sunday was...”
“Maybe Andy Reid's bunch isn't dead yet. It was nice for Kareem Hunt to finally come out of hibernation in a rout of the Raiders.”
“I'll give the Chiefs credit. Handing over play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was a gutsy move, but it seems to have been the right one. Ever since Nagy took over, we've seen explosive plays back in the Kansas City offense.
“If the Chiefs can run the ball the way they did against the Raiders (165 yards), they're going to have a chance to make a stretch run. That's one part of the offense that's been missing, and it helps open things up in the passing game.”
“Forget the collapse after the 5-0 start — the Chiefs are very likely to win the AFC West if they beat the Chargers at home this week in a rare Saturday night game. Nothing else matters...”