The Kansas City Chiefs scored a go-ahead touchdown in the final seconds of regulation on Sunday night to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders, extending their lead in the AFC West while maintaining the top position in several of the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
The Chiefs once again checked in at No. 1 in NFL.com's rankings this week, slotting ahead of the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints.
Here's a portion of what analyst Dan Hanzus had to say about Kansas City:
"We should all try to appreciate the unimpeachable greatness of an Andy Reid offense piloted by Patrick Mahomes. On a night when Derek Carr threw the NFL QB equivalent of a no-hitter, Mahomes tossed a perfect game in the Chiefs' 35-31 win over the Raiders. After Carr put Vegas ahead with a touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 1:43 to play, Mahomes took over and calmly marched the Chiefs 75 yards on just seven plays, culminating with a touchdown strike to Travis Kelce to break the Raiders' hearts and earn payback for Kansas City's sole defeat this season, back in Week 5."
The folks at Yahoo! Sports also have Kansas City atop their rankings this week, citing Mahomes' stellar play this season in their explanation:
"We really don't need to have MVP conversations anymore. Patrick Mahomes is the MVP until further notice. All other discussions regarding other players being in the race are just time-wasters."
And elsewhere, the Chiefs re-claimed the top position in Sports Illustrated's rankings this week after Sunday's victory. Here's a portion of what they had to say about the Chiefs:
"K.C. has won 18 of 19 (including postseason). They're going to win the Super Bowl again and when they do, try to look surprised."