POWER RANKINGS

Power Rankings Week 9 | Where do the Chiefs Rank After Sunday's Victory?

The Kansas City Chiefs were back in the win column on Sunday afternoon with a dominant victory over the New York Jets, tallying their third win in a row while maintaining the top spot in several of the various "power rankings" from around the web.

The Chiefs held on to the No. 1 spot in NFL.com's rankings once again this week following a stellar performance from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 416 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday.

Here's a portion of what analyst Dan Hanzus had to say about the Chiefs:

"The Chiefs didn't rely much on Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Le'Veon Bell because Mahomes could attack the Jets however he wished. Sometimes it's best not to overthink things when you have the best quarterback in the world."

Elsewhere, Yahoo! Sports also ranked Kansas City in their top position this week. Analyst Frank Schwab, who spent the opening portion of his rankings article explaining why the Chiefs deserve the No. 1 spot over the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, had this to say about Kansas City:

"I'll make this simple: The Chiefs are the best team in football and I'd still pick them to win the Super Bowl. That's why they're No. 1."

The folks at ESPN, meanwhile, ranked Kansas City at No. 2 behind Pittsburgh in their rankings, but analyst Adam Teicher still feels pretty good about the Chiefs' chances moving forward:

"The Chiefs are ranked higher in scoring defense (third) than they are in points scored (fourth). They lead the league in average scoring differential at 12.6 points per game. If that trend continues against a second-half schedule that includes games against five teams currently in the top 14 in scoring, they'll wind up as the AFC's No. 1 seed and a strong favorite to make a repeat appearance in the Super Bowl."

Here's where the Chiefs landed in some other power rankings from around the web:

CBS Sports: No. 2

USA Today: No. 2

The Ringer: No. 2

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