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NFL Power Rankings That Will Make Chiefs Fans Happy

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SB Nation's pre-training NFL power rankings are coming out in just a little bit but I noticed Adam Caplan released his this morning. I bring his up because it's favorable to the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the top ranked AFC West team at No. 14. That's higher than most of the other power rankings that are out there.

The AFC West is going to be a verrrry tight division if Caplan's power rankings are to be believed. All four AFC West teams fall between No. 14 and No. 23:

14) Kansas City Chiefs
15) San Diego Chargers
16) Carolina Panthers
17) Denver Broncos
18) Dallas Cowboys
19) Buffalo Bills
20) New York Jets
21) Tennessee Titans
22) Seattle Seahawks
23) Oakland Raiders

Most people will put the Broncos ahead of the Chiefs given the Peyton Manning factor. I think that's fair, even if Manning has yet to prove he's truly back. The Chargers have a superior quarterback than the Chiefs, despite Philip Rivers' season last year, so some are placing them above the Chiefs. The Raiders? Good fit for them behind the rest of the AFC West teams. I don't think they got better this offseason.

Coming up later today: SB Nation's NFL power rankings.

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