The Kansas City Chiefs moved to 3-1 on the season on Sunday night following a dominant victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The win meant that the Chiefs took over sole possession of first place in the AFC West while also moving Kansas City up the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
In fact, that performance moved the Chiefs into the top position in ESPN’s rankings this week, jumping four spots to No. 1 overall. Elsewhere, the Chiefs checked in at No. 3 in NFL.com’s rankings this week, trailing Philadelphia and Buffalo. Here's what Around the NFL Writer Dan Hanzus had to say about the Chiefs:
"Patrick Mahomes used the prime-time stage of Sunday Night Football to remind the world that he remains -- even in a golden age of quarterback play -- a one-of-one proposition. The Chiefs superstar was unstoppable in a 41-31 win over the Bucs, gleefully shredding Todd Bowles' well-regarded defense."
The folks at The Athletic also slotted the Chiefs in at No. 3 this week, calling Kansas City "appointment television." Here's what The Athletic's Bo Wulf wrote about the Chiefs:
"There's no one in the league who plays like Patrick Mahomes and there's no one calling plays in the red zone like Andy Reid. The Chiefs rank No. 1 in offensive EPA per drive and No. 1 in EPA per dropback, which makes them the envy of the league, especially with one of the best offensive lines in the game. The 41 points they scored Sunday night were the most allowed by a Todd Bowles defense since the 2018 Jets lost to the Packers 44-38."
Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in a handful of other "power rankings" from around the web:
Bleacher Report: No. 2
Yahoo! Sports: No. 3
Sports Illustrated: No. 3
The Sporting News: No. 3
CBS Sports: No. 3