Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Monumental Upset Keeps Chiefs In Playoff Hunt

Knocking Green Bay from the ranks of the undefeated could end up saving what's been a miserable season in Kansas City.

In a testament to the "Any Given Sunday" motto that rules the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the aftermath of firing head coach Todd Haley, stunned the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers 19-14 on Sunday.

Even more unbelievably, the win, combined with the sustained mediocrity of the AFC West, means a 6-8 Chiefs team with a -147 point differential, 4rth worst in the NFL, still has an outside shot at sneaking back into the playoffs.

This sudden burst of optimism in Kansas City has the Chiefs at No. 20 in SBNation's latest NFL Power Rankings:

20. Kanas City Chiefs (6-8, LW: 24): The Chiefs came out victorious against the Packers last weekend at Arrowhead. As everyone expected, right? Believe it or not, KC still has an outside shot at the playoffs.

Kansas City needs to win out and finish at 8-8 to have any chance, but after the way they played under interim coach Romeo Crennel on Sunday, that no longer looks like an impossibility.

For the latest on the Chiefs up-and-down season, head on over to Arrowhead Pride.

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