Nobody with a sound mind ever would have believed it before the season began, but the Kansas City Chiefs are one of only two undefeated teams in the NFL after six weeks.
With a 24-7 thumping of the Oakland Raiders that including a record-breaking crowd and 10 sacks, the Chiefs have continued to catch the eye of a nation. Kansas City may not be flashy, but it sure is good.
Without further nonsense out of me, here are the Week 7 power rankings:
|Teams||Joel Thorman||Matt Conner||Matt Verderame||Average|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||2||2|
|New England Patriots||3||3||3||3|
|New Orleans Saints||5||4||5||5|
|San Francisco 49ers||7||7||6||6|
|Green Bay Packers||8||8||7||8|
|San Diego Chargers||14||17||18||17|
|New York Jets||20||27||21||T22|
|St. Louis Rams||26||25||22||25|
|New York Giants||29||31||30||30|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||30||31||31|
So a few notes from these new rankings:
- Matt Conner provides us with our first Chiefs ranking at No. 1
- Jacksonville remains the cellar-dweller despite a good effort
- Our biggest disagreement came with the Falcons, as Matt C. had them 18th and Matt V. had them 28th
- We all agree New England should be the third-ranked team after beating the Saints
- The NFC East is the worst division, while the AFC West may very well be the best
More Week 7 power rankings:
4. This was a one-score game until the fourth quarter. It was the second week in a row that Alex Smith didn't throw a single touchdown pass, and he averaged just 4.1 yards per attempt. This was against the Raiders, at Arrowhead. At some point, the Chiefs are going to get into a situation where Smith has to do the heavy lifting.
Then again, that defense just might be good enough to keep Kansas City in any game this year. A pick-six on Terrelle Pryor in the fourth quarter and 10 sacks highlighted what this unit's capable of doing.
The Texans, Browns and Bills are next on the schedule before we finally get to see the Chiefs and Broncos duke it out in Week 11.
3. The Chiefs defense is nasty. Pornographic. Caustically predating the all who recklessly aspire to dispute their prevailing sovereignty...but they haven't played anyone good, so let's not get too carried away.
2. They are still 6-0 and the only other unbeaten team in the league, so they have earned the spot they've been placed.
3. Two 6-0 teams, both from the AFC, and both from the AFC West. Well how about Alex Smith and those Chiefs? Smith is playing smart football, the defense is dominant and Andy Reid has regained the genius of old form.
2. The matchup is still several weeks away, but this could be the kind of team that causes the donkeys a little trouble.
4. No explanation given for this injustice.
2. KC is allowing just under 11 points per game. +87 is good for the league's second best point differential. +12 is good for the league's best turnover differential.
2. From the first overall pick to a 6-0 start. Crazy.
4. The Chiefs spotted the Raiders an early lead, and then harassed Terrelle Pryor on over 55% of his drop backs. The BBQ boys have a D full of monsters that go bump in the night. And the daytime. And brunch on rainy days.
2. Is it Week 11 yet? Kansas City's elite defense kept rolling Sunday, but the Chiefs face Houston, Cleveland, Buffalo and the bye week before finally meeting Peyton's Broncos.
5. He won't win the award because he doesn't put up eye-catching numbers, but safety Eric Berry might be the most valuable defensive player in the league.
2. Andy Reid has done a heck of a job with this team. I love watching that defense feast on quarterbacks.
2. Some feel their schedule is why they are undefeated, but they have five common opponents with the Broncos and held those five teams to 83 fewer points.
2. The Chiefs had 10 sacks on Sunday. They now have 31 on the season...four more than they had all of last year!