I can see a set of NFL power rankings having the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos have been the better team as a whole this season (although the Chiefs have been better lately) while the Steelers are as hot as the Chiefs right now.
But putting the Oakland Raiders AHEAD of the Chiefs? HUH?
That's what Pro Football Focus has done in their power rankings this week. The Chiefs are ranked No. 10 while the Raiders are ranked No. 9, the Steelers at No. 7 and the Broncos at No. 6.
Not only did the Chiefs beat the Raiders but the Chiefs are a better team than the Raiders. KC's defense is playing like they're the best in the league but they end up BEHIND the Raiders and Derek Carr, whom the Chiefs intercepted three times in the fourth quarter just two weeks ago?
I don't see it. Do you?
The Chiefs have played five teams in the top 10 of PFF's rankings a total of six times, and the Chiefs are 3-3 in those games. They lost the first three to Denver, Cincinnati and Green Bay and then beat the Broncos, Steelers and Raiders.