The Kansas City Chiefs tallied a fifth-straight victory on Sunday, preserving their lead in the AFC West while continuing to move up in the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
The folks at Bleacher Report placed the Chiefs at No. 2 in their latest rankings behind only the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a portion of what they had to say about Kansas City:
"[During their winning streak], they haven't allowed more than 17 points in a game. They held three of those opponents to under 10 points, and four of those wins came against teams that are currently .500 or above. Kansas City's last five opponents are all .500 or better as well, but given how well the Chiefs are playing, Patrick Mahomes and Co. appear on a collision course with a sixth straight AFC West title."
Kansas City is No. 4 in the Washington Post's rankings this week, trailing Arizona, Tampa Bay and New England. Here's what reporter Mark Maske wrote about the back-to-back defending AFC champions:
"…The defense is playing really well now and led the way in the win. The Chiefs have won five straight and are back to being a legitimate championship threat, particularly if the offense finds its form."
Elsewhere, the Chiefs landed at No. 5 in the Sporting News' rankings, checking in behind Arizona, Green Bay, Tampa Bay and New England. Here's a portion of writer Vinnie Iyer's analysis:
"The Chiefs dispatched Denver as expected on Sunday night to keep pulling away from the once-promising Raiders and Broncos. That also maintained their distance from the second-place Chargers. Andy Reid is now 20-3 after a bye and Kansas City is working back into form as the AFC team to beat."
Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in some of the other various "power rankings" from around the web:
The Ringer: No. 5
Yahoo! Sports: No .5
ESPN: No. 5
NFL.com: No. 5
USA Today: No. 5
Sports Illustrated: No. 7