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NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Packers May Be Best; Chiefs Move Back Into Picture

The Green Bay Packers may have solidified themselves as the top team in the NFL. OK, "solidify" is not the right word but the Packers definitely moved themselves into the conversation with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. It's no longer assuredly one of those teams at the top in the NFL power rankings for Week 12.

The Kansas City Chiefs meanwhile reestablished themselves as a potential top 10 team. The Chiefs took care of business against Arizona on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, as they were expected to do. The Chiefs are now 6-4 and in sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

So where do you put them in Week 12 NFL power rankings?

There's no doubt the Packers, Patriots and Jets are ahead of the Chiefs. So are the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The Colts are ahead of the Chiefs, too, as are the Falcons and Saints. After that? You can make an argument on the remaining teams.

Are the Giants really better than the Chiefs after losing two in a row? I like the Bucs record but who have they played? The Bears have a better record but I'm not sure they're better. The Chiefs will see next week if they're better than the top NFC West team.

The Chiefs should be hovering around 11-15 this week in NFL power rankings.