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NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Where Do You Put 5-3 Kansas City Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs end Week 9 with a 23-20 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders. Entering Week 10, they can expect to drop in the various NFL power rankings. The Chiefs have a 5-3 record which puts them in the conversation for top 10 teams.

The Chiefs have jumped around quite a bit in NFL power rankings this year. They started the year in the bottom third before jumping out to around the top 10 following a 3-0 start. Two consecutive losses to the Colts and Texans left them in the middle of the pack. Two more victories against the Jaguars and Bills put the Chiefs in the top 10 conversation.

Sunday's loss to the Raiders likely moves them out of the top 10. So where can the Chiefs be placed in the next set of power rankings? Here's how the records are shaking out now:

6-2: Jets, Patriots, Ravens, Giants, Falcons

5-2: Steelers

6-3: Saints

5-3: Titans, Colts, Bears, Eagles, Bucs

You could make a case that all those teams should be ranked ahead of the Chiefs. I'll argue about the Bucs being higher than the Chiefs but they're in the conversation.

Other teams that could be ranked ahead of the Chiefs: Texans (4-4), Chargers (4-5), Raiders (5-4).

That would put the Chiefs around No. 13 to No. 16.