The Kansas City Chiefs held on to win their eighth-consecutive game on Sunday with a victory over the Miami Dolphins, locking up a fifth-straight AFC West title in the process while preserving their top standing in virtually all of the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
Kansas City checked in at No. 1 once again this week in NFL.com's rankings, slotting ahead of the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. It makes for an exciting matchup on Sunday, as the Chiefs are set to face off against New Orleans in a showdown between two of the top teams in all of football.
The folks at Sports Illustrated also placed the Chiefs atop their rankings. Here's what SI's Jenny Vrentas had to say about Kansas City:
"The Chiefs got off to a slow start, Patrick Mahomes turned the ball over three times—and the best team in football still earned a road win against a good conference opponent to clinch the AFC West for the fifth straight year."
Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports, meanwhile, ranked the Chiefs in his top spot while recognizing tight end Travis Kelce's monster campaign.
"Travis Kelce leads the NFL in receiving yards. A tight end has never finished the season leading the league in that category. Many others will be in the mix for NFL offensive player of the year, like Derrick Henry and whoever finishes second in the MVP voting, but maybe Kelce needs a second look, too."