The Kansas City Chiefs are a top 10 team according to some 2014 NFL power rankings while others have them just outside of the top 10. That seems about right for the 7-4 Chiefs, who just lost to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. The fun part about this week is that the Chiefs power ranking spot will change quite a bit by this time next week. The Chiefs host the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. A win and they're for real, moving up the rankings. A loss and they are who we thought they were.
Here's what they're saying about the Chiefs in power rankings this week...
The Chiefs have that defense, but questions about that passing game remain.
I've been saying it all season long: They just don't throw it good enough to be a real Super Bowl threat. The run defense is iffy too.
The Chiefs are allowing a league-worst 5.0 yards per rush this season. They've also allowed only two rushing touchdowns this season, half as many as every other team. Hmmm.
Wow. What else do you say? Soon as I started using #ChiefsKingdom in these rankings, K.C. was doomed. Of course, that shoddy run defense in the first half didn't help matters. Kansas City finally gave up a rushing touchdown -- two, in fact. At least the wide receivers made up for it by not scoring (again).
Prayers go out for Eric Berry for a full recovery.
A franchise that has fought through plenty of adversity in recent years has another challenge in Eric Berry’s illness.