After dropping their first two games by a combined score of 89-10, the Kansas City Chiefs have taken some baby steps in SBNation's NFL Power Rankings for Week 5, moving into the 27th slot after a 22-17 victory over fellow cellar dweller Minnesota:
27. Kansas City Chiefs (1-3, LW: 30): KC exits the Andrew Luck sweepstakes -- for now -- with a Week 4 victory over the Vikings. Believe it or not, they can make the AFC West interesting with games coming up against Indy and Oakland.
As Thormon notes, there is suddenly a ray of hope for a season that looked almost lost after season-ending injuries to Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry.
The Chiefs head to Indianapolis to face a winless Colts team that could be the first serious entrant in the race to 0-16 and Stanford QB Andrew Luck.
A victory there puts Kansas City on a win streak going into their bye week and sets up a chance for them to re-enter the AFC West picture with a Week 7 game against second-place Oakland.