The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the regular season in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Oakland Raiders to lock up the top seed in the AFC and a third-straight division title.
It marks the first time that Kansas City has owned the No. 1 seed under the current postseason format – a feat made possible by the third-highest scoring offense in NFL history.
The Chiefs will play either the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts or Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium next week with a berth in the AFC Championship Game on the line, but in the meantime, here’s a look at where Kansas City landed in the final regular-season “NFL power rankings” from around the web.
NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison placed the Chiefs at No. 4 in his rankings behind only the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams.
Here’s a portion of what Harrison had to say:
“…Tip your cap to Patrick Mahomes, who reached 5,000 yards passing and 50 touchdowns in only his second season in the bigs.”
The folks at ESPN, meanwhile, bumped the Chiefs up a spot from last week to No. 2 behind only New Orleans. Sports Illustrated mirrored those rankings, slotting Kansas City in at No. 2 as the top team in the AFC.
Here’s a look at where a handful of other outlets had the Chiefs this week:
CBS Sports – No. 3
USA Today – No. 4
Yahoo! Sports – No. 4
Bleacher Report – No. 5
The Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium next weekend for the Divisional Round of the postseason. Click here for tickets to the game.