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Power Rankings Week 8 | Where do the Chiefs Rank Following Sunday’s Victory?

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By Matt McMullen, Chiefs.com

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 31-17, for their sixth-straight victory on Sunday while moving up in the various NFL “power rankings” from around the web.

Kansas City claimed the No. 1 spot in NFL.com’s rankings this week, jumping the Philadelphia Eagles. Here’s a portion of Lead Draft Writer Eric Edholm’s analysis, which was simple enough:

“This team just knows how to win.”

Elsewhere, the folks at The Athletic also slotted the Chiefs in their top spot after Kansas City’s victory over Los Angeles. Here’s what writer Josh Kendall had to say about the Chiefs:

“Kansas City won the Super Bowl last season with a defense that ranked 14th in success rate (58.3 percent). This year’s group ranks fifth (61.6). The offense seems fully engaged now. Travis Kelce caught 12 passes for 179 yards Sunday, and Patrick Mahomes had his fifth career game with 400-plus yards and four or more touchdowns. Plus, Mahomes and Kelce connected for their 50th career touchdown, the fourth-most by a quarterback-tight end duo in NFL history. If this defense is for real, the Chiefs will stay in this spot for a while.”

Here’s a look at where the Chiefs landed in a handful of other “power rankings” from around the web:

ESPN: No. 1

CBS Sports: No. 1

Yahoo! Sports: No. 1

USA Today: No. 1

Sporting News: No. 1

Bleacher Report: No. 2

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