The Kansas City Chiefs held on to defeat the New York Jets, 23-20, on Sunday night to climb atop the AFC standings while also maintaining a lofty spot in the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
The Chiefs checked in at No. 2 in Sports Illustrated’s rankings this week, for example, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers. Here's a portion of writer Conor Orr's analysis:
"Patrick Mahomes said it after the game on Sunday night and I agree: there is nothing wrong with the Chiefs winning a sloppy time-of-possession game against a really good defense. The Isiah Pacheco effect seems to be maturing into what Andy Reid had always hoped he could find in this running game: a true, clock-draining hammer who can take the pressure off his transcendent star quarterback."