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NFL power rankings, Week 8: The dream continues for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Power rankings time. The Kansas City Chiefs are the only undefeated team in the NFL, and you know what that means.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-0, the only unbeaten squad left in the National Football League.

You know what, screw the intro paragraphs.


Now, the mood has been set. Your power rankings, Kansas City:

Ranking Joel T. Matt C. Matt V MNChiefs Average
Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 1 1 1.0
New Orleans Saints 5 2 2 2 2.8
Denver Broncos 2 3 4 3 3.0
Indianapolis Colts 3 5 3 5 4.0
Seattle Seahawks 4 4 5 4 4.3
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 6 7 6.3
New England Patriots 7 7 7 6 6.8
Green Bay Packers 8 9 8 8 8.3
Cincinnati Bengals 9 8 9 10 9.0
Detroit Lions 10 10 10 11 10.3
Dallas Cowboys 11 11 11 9 10.5
Chicago Bears 15 14 14 12 13.8
San Diego Chargers 16 13 12 16 14.3
Baltimore Ravens 12 15 17 14 14.5
Miami Dolphins 14 16 13 15 14.5
New York Jets 22 12 16 17 16.8
Atlanta Falcons 13 17 19 19 17.0
Tennessee Titans 19 22 15 20 19.0
Carolina Panthers 27 18 18 18 20.3
Houston Texans 21 23 26 13 20.8
Cleveland Browns 18 21 23 21 20.8
Philadelphia Eagles 17 24 20 22 20.8
Arizona Cardinals 20 20 21 23 21.0
Washington Redskins 23 19 24 24 22.5
Buffalo Bills 24 25 22 25 24.0
Pittsburgh Steelers 25 26 25 28 26.0
Oakland Raiders 30 28 27 26 27.8
New York Giants 26 27 29 29 27.8
St. Louis Rams 29 29 28 27 28.3
Minnesota Vikings 28 30 30 31 29.8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 31 31 30 30.8
Jacksonville Jaguars 32 32 32 32 32.0

Other power rankings from around the internet:

CBS Sports (Pat Kirwan)

3. KC is undefeated, and some would automatically put the Chiefs in the top spot, but I can't yet. Their defense is great but the offense leaves some things to be desired. Four wins have come without Alex Smith throwing a touchdown pass.

CBS Sports (Pete Prisco)

1. At 7-0, they are the class of the league. Give Andy Reid credit for getting this team off to a hot start.

ESPN

1. The Chiefs defense has been devastating this season, leading the NFL in PPG allowed (11.6), sacks (35) and passes defended/intercepted (47).

FOX Sports (Brian Billick)

1. This defense hasn't given up more than 17 points yet this season and has a league-high 35 sacks on the year. Absolutely dominant.

Behind The Steel Curtain

1. Alright Chiefs fans, you asked for it -- several times -- here it is: Number One. And it's well deserved. The skepticism was well deserved too, but no one can argue with the last unbeaten team resting atop this list. Now you have a reason to be the loudest.

Mile High Report

4. The biggest fraud of any team in the Top 8 has to be the Chiefs. This team looks almost exactly like the 2009 Broncos. They too started 6-0 then 8-2 mostly off of historically amazing defensive effort with insane turnover numbers and a mediocre offense. We all know the results of that, the season came unhinged once the randomness of turnovers drifted back towards historical averages. For now, however, they are 7-0 with most of us expecting them to lose every week. The lowly Texans almost took them down this week in Arrowhead.

The Phinsider

1. It is a little surprising that Kansas City let it be this close in Arrowhead. But, they are the only team with a 0 in the loss column, and worthy of the top spot.

Big Blue View

4. Even though they're unbeaten and this defense is the real deal, could the Chiefs really beat Denver, Seattle or New Orleans? I'm still not convinced.

Bleeding Green Nation

1. The last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. It's amazing how this team has gone from worst to first. They allow a mere 11.5 points per game. Congrats, Andy.

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