POWER RANKINGS

Power Rankings Week 5 | Where do the Chiefs Rank Following Monday's Victory?

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

The Kansas City Chiefs won in thrilling fashion on Monday night, fighting back from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders. The victory meant that Kansas City kept pace for the top record in the AFC while also preserving the Chiefs' standing in the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.

The Chiefs held on to the top spot in ESPN's rankings this week, one spot ahead of their Week 6 opponent: the Buffalo Bills. The Ringer, meanwhile, has Kansas City at No. 2 behind Buffalo.

Here's what The Ringer's Austin Gayle wrote about the Chiefs:

"Kansas City took every punch the Raiders could throw at them Monday night, but it just wasn't enough to bring 'em to the mat. After going down 17-0 early in the second quarter, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce connected for four touchdowns to erase the deficit and eventually outduel the Raiders in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs enter Week 6 (and their massive matchup with the Bills) with the top-ranked offense in EPA per play (0.20)."

The folks at Sports Illustrated also placed Kansas City at No. 2 this week, trailing only Buffalo. Here's a portion of writer Conor Orr's analysis:

"…What we saw Monday was one of the best teams in football winning in one of the myriad ways they can. The Chiefs will continue to do so."

Elsewhere, the Chiefs checked in at No. 3 in NFL.com's rankings this week behind Buffalo and Philadelphia. Here's what Around the NFL Writer Dan Hanzus had to say about the Chiefs:

"Kansas City dug itself out of a 17-0 first-half hole thanks to a Mahomes-led offense that, when warmed up, operates like a runaway freight train going downhill. Kelce remains at the center of everything, a prodigious producer who always seems to deliver his best moments when the lights are brightest. In an NFL bereft of consistent playmaking at tight end, Kelce is a cheat-code outlier."

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

Bleacher Report: No. 2

The Athletic: No. 3

The Sporting News: No. 3

Yahoo! Sports: No. 3

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