Things are going from bad to worse for the Kansas City Chiefs. After fumbling away a win against the Baltimore Ravens, the Chiefs then went on to allow the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos to pull ahead in the race for the AFC West.
No, it’s not time to panic just yet, but it may be soon.
In the NFC, the Los Angeles Rams showed the world that they are the team to beat — and Aaron Rodgers reminded everyone that he is still really, really good.
This week’s voters were Pete Sweeney, Ron Kopp, Matt Stagner, Jared Sapp, Stephen Serda, Rocky Magana, Bryan Stewart, Talon Graff, Mark Grunnels and myself.
1. Los Angeles Rams (2nd)
I didn’t have them down as the team that would eventually knock the Bucs off the top spot.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1st)
As if Tom Brady is going to break the all-time passing yards record in New England?! (Wait, he is).
3. Buffalo Bills (6th)
Clearly the best team in the AFC right now.
4. Green Bay Packers (7th)
Mason Crosby is still getting the job done in the clutch.
5. Cleveland Browns (4th)
4.5 sacks in one game for Myles Garrett. Wow.
6. Kansas City Chiefs (3rd)
We are right to drop them, but the fact that that they were still in a position to win this game shows how much of a powerhouse the team still is.
7. Arizona Cardinals (9th)
Their solid start to the season continues.
8. San Francisco 49ers (5th)
Gut-wrenching loss for San Francisco. They simply left Aaron Rodgers too much time.
9. Los Angeles Chargers (11th)
Mike Williams reaching his potential is a scary prospect.
10. Carolina Panthers (15th)
We finally give the Panthers the credit they deserve.
11. Dallas Cowboys (12th)
The score between the Cowboys and Chiefs might be... I don’t know.... like 65 to 63!?
12. Las Vegas Raiders (13th)
Had they not been taken to the death of overtime against the Dolphins, they may have been a tad higher.
13. Baltimore Ravens (10th)
When you need a world-record field goal to beat the Lions, you deserve to drop. Also, Justin Tucker is ridiculous.
14. New Orleans Saints (14th)
The defense will be the driving force behind this team.
15. Denver Broncos (17th)
Beaten three teams they absolutely should have. Tougher tests to come.
16. Tennessee Titans (16th)
The best of a very bad bunch.
17. Seattle Seahawks (8th) | This week’s big fallers
This team is so top-heavy.
18. Minnesota Vikings (25th) | This week’s high risers
Kirk Cousins has been sneakily really good this year,
19. Cincinnati Bengals (26th)
How good did that win feel Cincy?
20. Miami Dolphins (20th)
Is there a worse way to lose a football game?
21. New England Patriots (19th)
I’m genuinely intrigued by the reaction Tom Brady will get on Sunday when he returns to Foxborough.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers (18th)
Missing several key defensive starters, they never stood a chance.
23. Washington Football Team (21st)
We all massively overrated this defense at the start of the year.
24. Philadelphia Eagles (22nd)
I expect the Chiefs to go to town on the Eagles this week.
25. Indianapolis Colts (23rd)
Just a poor football team.
26. Chicago Bears (24th)
Matt Nagy doesn’t act as though he comes from the Andy Reid coaching tree.
27. Atlanta Falcons (29th)
I’ve got tickets to watch Falcons vs. Jets at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in two weeks' time. Who is jealous?
28. Houston Texans (27th)
Still in the divisional race entering October; that’s got to be worth something.
29. Detroit Lions (31st)
No witty comments from me. I don’t want to kick a team when it’s down.
30. New York Giants (28th)
Eli Manning’s Giants’ ring of honor ceremony was the highlight of their weekend.
31. New York Jets (30th)
What is wrong with the rookie quarterbacks this year?
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (32nd)
At least they had the 109-yard field goal return to celebrate.