POWER RANKINGS

Power Rankings Week 16 | Where do the Chiefs Rank After Sunday's Win Over the Saints?

Here’s a look at the latest “NFL power rankings” from around the web

The Kansas City Chiefs held on to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, marking their ninth-consecutive victory and their 13th win overall on the season. It meant the Chiefs locked up a perfect record on the road for the first time since 1966 while also preserving Kansas City's spot atop the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.

In fact, the Chiefs are No. 1 just about everywhere you look.

Kansas City remained at the top of NFL.com's rankings this week following their victory over the Saints, slotting ahead of Buffalo, Green Bay, New Orleans and Baltimore. Interestingly enough, the Chiefs have beaten three of the other teams in the current top five this season.

Here's what analyst Dan Hanzus had to say about Kansas City:

"The Chiefs can do on an average day what most teams are unable to do at their best."

Sports Illustrated, meanwhile, cited the Chiefs' ability to win in a variety of different ways when discussing Kansas City's placement atop their rankings:

"They went into the Superdome and beat the second-best team in the NFC, and all this is increasingly routine—the Chiefs are now 22–1 since Veteran's Day 2019. Plus, way more this year than last, they're able to win different ways."

Lastly, the folks at the Sporting News - who also ranked the Chiefs in their top spot - believe Kansas City is positioned well for a run at another title:

"The Chiefs keep looking better in their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Patrick Mahomes has locked into the MVP and the defense is starting to rise for the occasion of a strong playoff tuneup. Kansas City is a huge favorite vs. the field now."

Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in some of the other various power rankings from around the web:

ESPN: No. 1

The Ringer: No. 1

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