The Kansas City Chiefs won their seventh game of the season on Sunday, moving into the top overall spot in the AFC standings while also climbing to the No. 1 position in many of the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
The folks at The Athletic moved the Chiefs into their top spot this week following another strong offensive performance on Sunday. Here's what analyst Bo Wulf wrote about Kansas City, which included some eye-popping advanced metrics:
"The Chiefs lead the NFL in TruMedia's EPA (expected points added) per drive with an astounding 1.23 mark. That's the best single-season total in TruMedia's database since the 2011 New Orleans Saints (1.32)...The difference in EPA per drive this year between the Chiefs and the No. 2 team (the Dolphins) is the same as the difference between the No. 2 team and the No. 15 team."
CBS Sports also slotted the Chiefs in at No. 1 in this week’s rankings. Here's a portion of writer Pete Prisco's analysis:
"They have taken over the top spot in the AFC, which they might not give away."
Elsewhere, Kansas City landed at No. 2 in The Ringer’s rankings this week behind only the Eagles. Here's a portion of what writer Austin Gayle had to say about the Chiefs:
"Everything is coming up Kansas City right now. Patrick Mahomes is the best player in football, and it doesn't feel close."
The Chiefs also checked in at No. 2 in Bleacher Report’s rankings this week, trailing only Philadelphia. Here's a portion of their analysis, which was simple enough:
"The Chiefs look the part of the AFC's best team."
Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in a handful of other "power rankings" from around the web:
ESPN: No. 1
Yahoo! Sports: No. 1
NFL.com: No. 2
Sports Illustrated: No. 4