So where do the Kansas City Chiefs rank this week? After a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, the Chiefs moved up in some power rankings but still rank in the bottom 10 teams in the NFL in most rankings for Week 8.
It's fair to put the Chiefs in the mid-20s. There seems to be some promise that they can be competitive but at the end of the day they're a 2-5 team. Hard to rank that team much higher.
Here are this week's power rankings roundup:
The Chiefs got back into the win column by knocking off the Landry Jones-led Steelers team at home. It's tough to know how much to make of this win, considering it was Jones' first NFL start, but there were certainly some positives to glean for a Kansas City team in need of a win.
There are 15 teams with a positive turnover differential this season. The Chiefs (plus-1) and Eagles (plus-4) are the only ones under .500.
Charcandrick West rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown. He's a nice story and looked good, but I'm still wondering what Knile Davis did to get in the doghouse.
They head to London off a victory that keeps them alive -- for now. They are still not a good football team.
Congrats to the Chiefs on earning a much-needed W in front of the home folk. Big plays all around, from Eric Berry's interception to Charcandrick West's first career touchdown to Tamba Hali's strip-sack. Everyone has been rooting for Berry since he returned from beating cancer. The fantasy football masses were all over West on the waiver wire as soon as the grim news poured in on Jamaal Charles. Hali, however, had only one sack to his name coming into the matchup with the Steelers. Five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble that ended scant Pittsburgh hopes made for a delightful day for No. 91 in red.
Keep an eye on rookie No. 2 WR Chris Conley, who’s beginning to convert his freakish athleticism into on-field production.
The Chiefs finally moved the ball on offense by getting tight end Travis Kelce involved and leaning more heavily on running back Charcandrick West. The defense won’t have the opportunity to match up with quarterback Landry Jones every week.