As the round-up of articles begin to come in during Week 16 of the NFL regular season, it’s clear where the range is for the Kansas City Chiefs. In this week’s NFL Power Rankings, the Chiefs are typically residing in the early to mid 20s, a number that doesn’t reflect their recent win over the Green Bay Packers nor their six overall wins. Whether or not people want to believe in the Chiefs given their string of poor performances earlier this season, they are still alive for a playoff spot and face the teams directly in front of them with the Oakland Raiders this week and the Tim Tebow-led Denver Broncos next week.
ESPN has the team ranked at No. 22 overall this week after listing them at NO. 25 a week ago. Bill Kuharsky writes, “It’s hard to debut with a stronger impression as the top man than Romeo Crennel did.” Given the way the Raiders are reeling lately, the Chiefs could climb to 7-8 next week and give them a decent chance to crash the playoffs or at least hurt the Broncos chances.