clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Chiefs Are Better Than These Teams

The Kansas City Chiefs are a difficult team to figure out in NFL power rankings, particularly for Week 12. On the one hand, they're 6-4 and in first place of their division. That alone would make them a candidate for the top 10 in any power rankings (although the 5-5 NFC West leading Seattle Seahawks may disagree). The Chiefs have, for the most part, been beating the teams that they should (not counting the Denver Broncos blowout) and losing to the teams that they should. There are a couple exceptions but that's mostly the way its gone.

So where should KC be ranked?

Teams with a better record than KC: New England Patriots, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

These are 10 teams with a better record than the Chiefs. Now, I'll argue that KC is better than both Chicago and Tampa Bay. I can see the rankings going either way but, as a homer for the Chiefs, I'm taking KC over both those teams.

Teams without a better record than KC that could potentially be ranked ahead of them include, the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and New York Giants.

If KC was below all the teams we mentioned, that would put them at No. 14. I think they should be ranked ahead of Chicago, Tampa Bay and San Diego moving them to No. 11 as the max.