It's Week 12 NFL power rankings day and the Kansas City Chiefs are hovering around the top 10 according to most of those doing the power rankings. They're as high as No. 7 in this set of power rankings and as low as No. 13. Not bad for a team that was once four games under .500. The Chiefs are now 5-5 on the season.
The Chiefs defense is playing like an elite team. If they can continue to play like this, the Chiefs are going to be a tough, tough out. Their offense is playing well enough -- 33, 29 and 45 points in the last three games -- even if the defense is helping. They're not just winning games; they're crushing teams.
As of this week, the Chiefs have the sixth ranked offense and the eighth ranked defense. I mean, that's incredible. Not only that the defense has recovered after three straight games of 30-plus points earlier this season but that the offense is actually ranked ahead of the defense. What a time to be alive.
This week's power rankings...
The Chiefs have won four in a row by a combined margin of 91 points. They've also forced 12 turnovers while committing none during the win streak.
If you started Spencer Ware in fantasy Sunday, you're probably one of those guys in the FanDuel-changed-my-life commercials. Ware is far from the only offensive player who's stepped up in the Chiefs' four-game win streak. Not that it matters when the defense goes out and plays like the 2000 Ravens. Or is it the 1985 Bears? Thirty-nine points yielded over the past 16 quarters of football = elite D in 2015 ... or any other year, for that matter. One more note for the road: Anyone remember this article? Told ya.
Don't be surprised if they win 10 games despite 1-5 start. Average margin of victory last four weeks: 22.8 points.
Never thought a couple months ago I'd be saying this, but Charcandrick West's health is a really big story this week. He left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. Kansas City vs. Buffalo on Sunday is a huge game in the playoff picture.
Few NFL teams looked more down and out than the Chiefs appeared during their five-game losing streak. And just as few are playing as well as the Chiefs are now, with their four straight wins. They suddenly are well positioned to make the playoffs and the schedule is favorable.
Another outstanding performance by the Chiefs defense was overshadowed, nay eclipsed, by 346-pound Dontari Poe's 1-yard touchdown run.
Andy Reid's Chiefs are back to .500 after getting off to a bad start. They've won four games in a row.