Kansas City is coming into the game off a three-game slide which has many around the country questioning whether the Chiefs are legit or a fraud. Here, most folks believe this is a very good team going through a rough patch.
What do the power rankings reflect? Let's take a look:
|Team||Joel Thorman||Matt Verderame||Matt Conner||Average|
|New England Patriots||3||3||5||3.7|
|New Orleans Saints||4||6||4||4.7|
|Kansas City Chiefs||6||5||6||5.7|
|San Francisco 49ers||7||7||8||7.3|
|San Diego Chargers||16||18||17||17.0|
|Green Bay Packers||17||20||20||19.0|
|New York Jets||19||22||22||21.0|
|St. Louis Rams||24||21||21||22.0|
|New York Giants||26||23||23||24.0|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||24||27||24.7|
8. The Chiefs are on a three-game losing streak and will go to the playoffs as a wild card team. They can beat average teams with ease but will continue to struggle against top-flight quarterbacks.
6. Losing three in a row sure has changed the mentality of this team's playoff hopes. But they have turned it around in a big way this season.
7. Jamaal Charles had almost twice as many yards from scrimmage (120) than in the Chiefs' Week 11 loss to Denver (66). No one has more 120-yard games than Charles (eight).
7. The Chiefs had a chance to silence the critics, putting the Broncos on the ropes. Then the second half happened. Gotta beat the good teams to be considered legit.
11. A three game losing streak has the once 9-0 Kansas City on the outside of the top ten.
8. Well, the books been closed on this feel good story. The Chiefs are on the verge of having the wheels come completely off, but all they need is to win one more. With a 1-3 record in the division and only one home game left (Andrew Luck and the Colts), I could see a scenario where this team ends up 10-6. Of course, that's probably the Bronco fan in me talking. Being realistic, this team finishes 11-5 and the No. 5 seed in the AFC. It was fun while it lasted.