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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Why I Ranked The Chiefs 12th

I completed SB Nation's NFL power rankings for Week 8 and ended up putting the Chiefs at 12th. This is coming from their Week 7 rank of 15th.

Is it too high? Too low? I think it's just right.

The Chiefs are 4-2 and there are seven teams currently with a better record than them. So I wasn't going to place them above all of those teams. That and the Chiefs are still in the "Are they for real?' stage.

Right behind the Chiefs I have the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins are doing well in a tough division as are the Eagles with their starting QB out. The Bucs, in my opinion, are not the best NFC team, as head coach Raheem Morris suggests.

Right ahead of the Chiefs I have the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. All those teams are, in my opinion, better than KC. They showed it last year and they're showing it again this year. The Saints are 4-3 -- worse than the Chiefs' 4-2 -- but I still feel like they're a better team.

So the Chiefs sit at No. 12 for Week 8. Their schedule over the next month will give them opportunities to keep winning. If they do keep winning I could see them moving right into the top 10. It's hard to imagine them ahead of teams like the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers but moving up to the sixth spot near the Houston Texans? That's possible.

So I think No. 12 for the Chiefs is perfect for them. It acknowledges what they've accomplished this season but also recognizes that they've got a little ways to go before being considered one of the elite teams.