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NFL power rankings 2014: What they're saying about the Kansas City Chiefs

Joel Auerbach

It's Tuesday, which means 2014 NFL power rankings. The Kansas City Chiefs picked up their first win of the season and put in their second consecutive solid performance on Sunday.

For the Week 4 NFL power rankings, it just depends which team you're looking at. The Week 1 Chiefs that lost to the Titans at home are probably one of the worst teams in the league. The Week 2 Chiefs that pushed the Broncos to the max and then beat the Dolphins in Week 3 are worthy of a higher spot.

So what does the win do to the Chiefs power rankings? See a roundup below.

SB Nation: 20

The Chiefs exorcised a few demons by beating the Dolphins.

Yahoo! Sports: 25

The reason Knile Davis was under-drafted was a lengthy injury history, not a lack of talent. He's good enough to be a top 10 NFL running back with the right opportunity. Hopefully he can stay healthy enough to keep proving that.

CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): 28

Does it matter who runs it? Knile Davis had a nice game at Miami to key the upset.

CBS Sports (Pat Kirwan): 27

KC also prevented an 0-3 start with a win (without Jamaal Charles) at Miami. Alex Smith needs better protection (11 sacks). The next three opponents -- Patriots, Chargers and 49ers -- will determine the Chiefs' fate.

Washington Post: 19

As expected, Kniles Davis is fitting in for Jamaal Charles just fine, racking up 132 yards and a touchdown this past Sunday.

Bleeding Green Nation: 25

KC got a much-needed win on the road in Miami and won comfortably. The bad news is I still can't see them being any better than third best in the AFC West.

Fox Sports: 26

In a game that featured 12 punts, the Chiefs won the battle on the line of scrimmage on defense to limit the Dolphins from executing on several fourth-quarter chances. The Chiefs struggled to move the ball on offense and left a lot to be desired going forward. 22

That's two solid efforts in a row from these sky-is-falling Chiefs. Simply an outstanding afternoon for the defense, which gave Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill no room for error in Sunday's win. Kansas City also stopped Miami on 13 of 17 third and fourth downs.

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