POWER RANKINGS

Latest NFL Power Rankings: Where do the Chiefs Rank After Thursday Night's Loss?

Are they still No. 1 after consecutive losses?

The Kansas City Chiefs lost a heartbreaker last Thursday night, falling to the Oakland Raiders, 31-30, on the final play of the game.

The loss marked Kansas City's second in a row, though the Chiefs still sit atop the AFC West and are tied with New England and Pittsburgh for the best record in the conference.

Those are the standings that really count, but the Chiefs slipped from No. 1 in the latest NFL power rankings this week.

Kansas City dropped to No. 3 in ESPN's poll, checking in behind No. 1 New England and No. 2 Philadelphia.

The kicker? The Chiefs have beaten both of those teams this season by a combined 22 points.

Here's what ESPN had to say about the rankings:

"FPI might be singing a different tune if the Chiefs lose a third straight game in Week 8 to the Broncos, but for now, the Chiefs are an overwhelming favorite to win the AFC West. Despite the recent losses, they still have the second-most points per game and third-best point differential."

The Chiefs fell from the top spot to No. 4 in Sports Illustrated's rankings, behind the Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Eagles. Kansas City garnered one first-place vote, four fourth-place votes and nine somewhere in between.

Kansas City dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 in NFL.com's rankings, as well.

Here's what analyst Elliot Harrison had to say:

"The touchdown Terrance Mitchell allowed one-on-one to Raiders receiver Amari Cooper early included a clear push-off. While Mitchell has allowed much yardage, it's also because opposing quarterbacks don't want to throw on his fellow corner, Marcus Peters."

The Chiefs will look to reclaim the top spot next week as they host the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium.

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