The Kansas City Chiefs were a top 10 team in the 2015 NFL power rankings about two weeks ago. Then they lost to the Denver Broncos in heartbreaking fashion, which dropped them a little bit. But plenty of folks still had them as a top 10 team in the league.
Now that the Chiefs have lost to the Green Bay Packers, they're falling again. Most still have the 1-2 Chiefs a few spots outside of the top 10.
Here are this week's 2015 NFL power rankings:
Alex Smith has a Total QBR of 22.8 to start the season. The only quarterback who has been worse this season is Jimmy Clausen (8.9).
Well, the touchdown-less streak for Chiefs wide receivers is over, if that's any consolation for getting shellacked at Lambeau.
The Chiefs had the unenviable task of playing the Packers at Lambeau Field, but you have to like what they did offensively in the second half, as they actually got a wide receiver or two involved for once.
Just when you think the Chiefs might be a contender, you remember Alex Smith is their quarterback. At least Kansas City finally threw a pass to a wide receiver!
The Chiefs finally got Jeremy Maclin involved -- unfortunately they were down 31-7 to the Packers first. If the Chiefs can establish a rhythm on offense, their impressive pass rush can help them get back in the win column fast.
At the end of the first half, the Chiefs called a Hail Mary pass. Instead of throwing it deep and risking a turnover — again, it was the last play of the half — Alex Smith scrambled for a few utterly meaningless yards as time ran out. Nothing sums up Smith and the Chiefs' insanely conservative offense better than that play.
ESPN: 12 (power index)
So ... For most of Monday night, Chiefs at Packers really was a rematch of Super Bowl I. Ugh. The Kansas City pass rush actually did pressure Aaron Rodgers at times; unfortunately, the Chiefs' secondary was letting receivers run around like club kids with backpacks and glowsticks. On the plus side, the Chiefs made a push at the end and actually produced a wide receiver touchdown! My goodness, was that the most tired stat in sports ... Now we can all watch K.C. games in peace.
At least they don't have to talk about their wide receivers' touchdown drought any more.