The Kansas City Chiefs held off a late rally on Sunday afternoon to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and earn their 10th victory of the season. The win meant Kansas City kept pace with the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in the race for the No. 1 seed in the AFC while also preserving the Chiefs' top spot in several of the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
Kansas City landed in NFL.com’s top spot once again this week following an all-time performance from wide receiver Tyreek Hill on Sunday, who racked up more than 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter of action.
Here's a portion of what analyst Dan Hanzus had to say about Hill and quarterback Patrick Mahomes:
"We might be reaching the point where the NFL has to split up Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill. The pairing is simply too unfair for opponents."
The folks at Sports Illustrated agreed with that ranking, slotting Kansas City in their top spot once again this week. Here's part of what they had to say about the Chiefs:
"There is no team in football I trust more than the Kansas City Chiefs. They have the best player and plenty of talent around him…The defending champs have done nothing this year to change the perception that they're the best team out there."
Elsewhere, Frank Schwab at Yahoo! Sports listed the Chiefs atop his rankings while recognizing what Mahomes has managed to accomplish so far in his brilliant young career:
"Patrick Mahomes finally got to 1,500 career passes, which qualified him for the all-time record in passer rating. His 110.7 rating is now the record. Deshaun Watson is a distant second at 103.6. Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have a career rating above 98.7. We're watching something special."
Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in some of the various other power rankings from around the web:
The Ringer: No. 1
Pro Football Focus: No. 1
Sporting News: No. 1
CBS Sports: No. 2
ESPN: No. 2