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NFL Power Rankings And The Kansas City Chiefs: A History

Here's a history of the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL power rankings this year.

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17:  Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs waits for the snap during game action against the Houston Texans at at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs waits for the snap during game action against the Houston Texans at at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs have been quite the story in NFL power rankings this season. For most folks they started out near the bottom of the heap. Generally they were ranked between 24-30 before Week 1.

After Week 1, though, they surged. The Chiefs topped out after Week 3 and Week 4 (after the bye) sitting at 3-0. Many folks moved them into the top 10 because they were the NFL's last remaining unbeaten team.

Now most are putting the Chiefs in the middle of the pack. They have a winning record but have lost two in a row, albeit to two very good opponents.

Here's a history of how Chiefs and NFL power rankings via SBNation.com:

Week 6: 15 (3-2)

The Chiefs played yet another good road opponent very tough. They have a stretch of seven games against .500ish teams so they may be able to make a dent in the division moving forward.

Week 5: 15 (3-1)

How far should the Chiefs drop after taking the Colts to the wire? Peyton Manning said that Chiefs defense was pretty good. I think that defense can carry them to a few more wins this season.

Week 4: 10 (3-0)

The Chiefs are the NFL's last remaining undefeated team, which sounds crazy to say. They've got one of the toughest stretches in football coming up: at Indy, at Houston.

Week 3: 14 (3-0)

Are you serious? I'm not sure how the Chiefs are doing it but they're doing it. Sunday against the 49ers was a dominating performance. It gets tougher after the bye week: at Indy and at Houston.

Week 2: 20 (2-0)

There's some excitement building in Kansas City with two consecutive wins. Beating the Chargers is a big win and beating the Browns is expected. The Chiefs may be able to make some noise in the AFC West this year.

Week 1: 22 (1-0)

The Chiefs won a thriller on Monday Night Football against the Chargers. They won't win very often with Matt Cassel throwing for 68 yards but it's a big win nevertheless.