The Kansas City Chiefs were ranked at No. 21 in the first power rankings of the year, ahead of the start of training camp. Kansas City fans may not like this ranking given the players they have returning, but this is the initial average of all 32 blogs on the SB Nation network.
The SB Nation blog Arrowhead Pride says that while the ranking seems low, there is a lot of potential on this team if things go right for them this season.
The Chiefs' potential is much higher than their actual power ranking. This team has top 10 potential given the players returning from injury, including Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry. Assuming both come back healthy, the Chiefs have as good of a chance as anyone to win the AFC West. With Charles and Peyton Hillis running the rock, Matt Cassel won't be asked to be a hero, and the Chiefs could see a repeat of their 2010 season, which ended in a division title.
The Chiefs certainly hope that the running game provides enough that Cassel will not be asked to do too much and keep the pressure off of him this season. If the pressure is off Cassel, the Chiefs have a great chance to possibly win the AFC West.
For more information on the Chiefs and their training camp schedule, check out the great analysis and discussion over at Arrowhead Pride.