The latest NFL power rankings are out after yet another Kansas City Chiefs’ victory this past Sunday, with the consensus maintaining that the Chiefs are among the top two teams in the league.
NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison has the Chiefs at No. 2 in his rankings, behind only the Los Angeles Rams.
Here’s a portion of Harrison’s breakdown:
Now that was what Chiefs’ fans had been waiting for. Not Patrick Mahomes heaving five touchdown passes, Tyreek Hill going airborne to make a circus catch or Travis Kelce owning the middle of the field. No, #ChiefsKingdom desired a defensive performance worth bragging about…Create five takeaways and you're almost certainly going to hit the winner's circle.
The Chiefs and Rams are the final two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL, and while it’s still a ways away, it’s worth noting that the two teams will meet in Mexico City on Monday Night Football in Week 11.
ESPN also has Kansas City at No. 2 following last weekend’s victory over Jacksonville, who previously sat at No. 3 before falling to the Chiefs. Interestingly enough, Kansas City will face this week’s No. 3 team, the New England Patriots, on Sunday night.
Yahoo! Sports concurred with those rankings, listing the Chiefs at No. 2 behind Los Angeles.
Here’s a portion of what analyst Frank Schwab had to say about Kansas City’s performance on Sunday:
The scary thing about the dominant win over the Jaguars is the Chiefs defense played its best game…If the defense can make a few big plays each week like it did Sunday? The Chiefs go to another level.
Kansas City held firm in Bleacher Report’s rankings as well, checking in at No. 2. Here’s an excerpt of what their NFL staff had to say:
The Chiefs have now routed two of the AFC's Super Bowl front-runners entering the season—first the Steelers and now the Jags. One more test remains—a final hurdle before the Chiefs stake an irrefutable claim as the AFC's best team: a trip to Gillette Stadium next week to battle the Patriots.
To make matters even more exciting, that bout with the Patriots will take place on Sunday Night Football in front of a national television audience as the Chiefs aim to preserve their perfect record.
Catch the game on Sunday night at 7:20 p.m. CT on NBC.