If you want to know how bad the bottom third of the NFL has been this season, consider this: the Kansas City Chiefs just lost their starting QB for the season, joining their star RB and star safety on the injured-reserve list.
They lost two straight home games to the 2-7 Miami Dolphins and a 4-5 Denver Broncos team that passed for 60 yards, and ran the ball 55 times despite losing their top two RB's to injuries.
Yet somehow the Chiefs are still at No. 21 in SBNation's latest NFL Power Rankings:
21. Kansas City Chiefs (4-5, LW: 19): The Chiefs had won four in a row, tied for first in the division, and faced home games against Miami and Denver -- and they lost them both. That tells you where this team is right now.
Now they're counting on little-used reserve QB Tyler Palko to save their season. In four seasons, Palko has thrown 9-13 passes for 82 yards.
The good news is the rest of the AFC West isn't much better: it's the only division in the NFL without a single team that has a positive point differential.
The bad news is their schedule over the next five weeks: at New England, Pittsburgh, at Chicago, at the New York Jets, Green Bay.
For the latest news and notes on the Chiefs, head on over to Arrowhead Pride.