Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 7 Kansas City Chiefs
By Adam Teicher
A weekly examination of the Chiefs' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 19 | Last week: 6 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Chiefs dropped only one spot in this week's rankings despite losing their second straight home game. The 9-3 Chiefs are now No. 7.
Looking at their entire body of work, seventh is a good spot for the Chiefs. Despite their losing streak, which has reached three games overall, the Chiefs still have one of the NFL's best records.
But looking at whether the Chiefs could beat some of the teams ranked immediately below them, that's another story. The Chiefs beat the No. 10 Philadelphia Eagles and the No. 11 Dallas Cowboys in September, but could they do so now? Maybe. Maybe not.
As for the No. 8 Indianapolis Colts, the Chiefs will get their shot at them Dec. 22 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won't play the No. 9 Cincinnati Bengals during the regular season. But it looks more and more as if the Chiefs will get a wild-card playoff spot, so they just might see the Bengals in Cincinnati to open the postseason.