NFL power rankings for Week 10 are out and the Kansas City Chiefs continue to fall. They’re ranked as low as No. 10 this week after being a top three team just a few weeks ago.
Let’s see where they rank this week ...
Preseason ranking: 8. The Chiefs are 1-3 in their past four games after a 5-0 start. With Kareem Hunt slowing down (47.8 rushing yards per game over the past four), Alex Smith will need to continue making big plays.
The Chiefs are still a contender. None of their losses individually were that bad. They’re still clearly the favorite in the AFC West. The problem is losing three of four has put them in a bad spot because the Steelers and Patriots are starting to cruise, as we’ll talk about in a moment.
Defensively, the Chiefs are bad, plain and simple. They give up too many big plays and haven't been forcing enough turnovers. Marcus Peters hasn't been getting them, and safety Eric Berry obviously isn't there to get them. Turnovers helped an average defense look good in 2016, but that isn't happening this year.
There’s a lot of season left to be played, but the Eagles have a ton of reasons to be hyped.
There’s no need to worry about Kansas City’s season—but the defense doesn’t look great enough to raise a Lombardi Trophy.
Kareem Hunt only received NINE carries against Dallas. He logged the fewest amount of snaps he’s played all season. Thanks for nothing, Andy Reid. The Chiefs are 1-3 in their last four.
Andy Reid's team has lost three of four since their torrid 5-0 start, but still holds a two-game lead in the AFC West entering their bye. Oh, and Alex Smith finally threw an interception in a loss to Dallas.
Three losses in their last four games has the Chiefs starting to gain momentum in the wrong way. KC’s upcoming Bye week is very well timed for them, giving them a chance to regroup while holding a firm 2-game lead on the division.
Alex Smith was intercepted for the first time this season in loss at Dallas. He threw 298 passes between picks dating back to last season.
We’re back with a look around the league following the ninth week of the season.
Last Week’s Rank: 3
Points in MMQB Power Poll: 415
First-Place Votes: Second
Lowest-Place Vote: Seventh (4)
Last Week’s Result: Loss at Dallas, 28-17
Week 10 Opponent: bye week
They've lost three of the last four to fall to 5-3 after the fast start. The defense just isn't as good as expected.