The Kansas City Chiefs put together a dominant victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, fighting back from an early 10-point deficit to win by three touchdowns. The win meant that Kansas City maintained sole possession of first place in the AFC West while also preserving the Chiefs' standing in the various NFL "power rankings" from around the web.
The Chiefs checked in at No. 3 in NFL.com’s rankings this week, trailing only Buffalo and Philadelphia. Here's what Around the NFL Writer Dan Hanzus had to say about the Chiefs:
"You are never out of a game when Patrick Mahomes is your quarterback. Mahomes wiped out a double-digit deficit in a 44-23 pasting of the 49ers on Sunday, the latest example of no lead being safe against the Chiefs. From the NFL Media Research Department: Mahomes is 12-5 in games in which he trails by 10 or more points since 2019 (including playoffs). No other QB even has a winning record in those games."
The folks at The Ringer also ranked Kansas City at No. 3 this week, trailing the Bills and Eagles. Here's what The Ringer's Austin Gayle wrote about the Chiefs:
"The Chiefs entered their Week 7 matchup against the 49ers and DeMeco Ryans' top-ranked defense with the league lead in offensive expected points added (EPA) per drive (1.14). Then they hung 44 points on the Niners on the road and improved that figure to 1.38, putting an even larger gap between themselves and other NFL offenses. Mahomes' EPA per dropback when kept clean is 0.59, which is 0.20 points better than any other quarterback in the NFL."
Here's a look at where the Chiefs landed in a handful of other "power rankings" from around the web:
Sports Illustrated: No. 2
Yahoo! Sports: No. 3
Bleacher Report: No. 3
The Athletic: No. 3
ESPN: No. 3