ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 17 were released Wednesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:
Power Ranking: 11
My Power Ranking range: 7-9
Why: This team is not a fluke. It’s time the Chiefs receive due credit.
Power Ranking: 14
My Power Ranking range: 14-16
Why: The 2010 Chargers proved that talent isn’t the only ingredient needed for success.
Power Ranking: 17
My Power Ranking range: 17-19
Why: The Raiders’ defense is giving up way too many points.
Power Ranking: 31
My Power Ranking range: 31
Why: The Broncos are ranked where they belong, but Tim Tebow gave the team hope last week.