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The Kansas City Chiefs and Week 1 Power Rankings

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Although I consider Week 1 to be practically an extension of the preseason (Dear lord I hope it is in the Chiefs case) in terms of power rankings, here are where the Kansas City Chiefs rank in various power rankings from around the 'Net.

28. Chiefs: Don't care if Larry Johnson carries the ball 50 times. There is a problem at quarterback, and the defense still underachieves.
30. Just call it the Curse of Lawrence Tynes. The Chiefs traded away their veteran kicker during the offseason, and now they're struggling to find a suitable replacement. Serves 'em right.
30. When I put the Chiefs down near the bottom last week, plenty of Chiefs fans groaned. Now what do you think?
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27. Anyone who watched HBO's "Hard Knocks" series knew the Chiefs' offense was in some serious trouble this season. But no one expected them to be this bad. Sunday's performance was atrocious. The Chiefs offense went 3-for-11 on third downs, totaled only 219 yards, and coughed up four turnovers. Larry Johnson only rushed for 43 yards, as the Houston defense kept him bottled up throughout Sunday's 20-3 loss. Kansas City could quite possibly have the worst offense in the entire league.
20. Voted most likely to tumble down these rankings. The free-fall starts this week in the Windy City.
22. Sound the alarm. The Chiefs were held to 219 yards of offense and were unable to find the end zone in a 20-3 loss in Houston. Yikes!
27. Winless in the preseason, K.C. went down to Houston and got man-handled by the Texans. The Chiefs mustered only three points in the loss.

Most power rankings have the Chiefs falling in the lower third of the NFL, which is about right in my opinion. I was surprised at the couple of sites that had the Chiefs higher than 25 after the offensive breakdown in Houston. The talk of the "worst offense in the NFL" has already begun. I, for one, am going to use these low rankings as a rallying point for our Chiefs. Cinderella story? I think so.

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