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Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs Take Hit In ESPN List

The Kansas City Chiefs are licking their wounds following a tough 16-13 overtime loss against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. With the loss came the end of the playoff hopes for the 2011 Chiefs team.

The power rankings lists are trickling out for the final week of the regular season. Understandably, the Chiefs are dropping in various placements. Surprisingly, they only dropped one slot on the ESPN power rankings leading into Week 17. They fall to No. 23 overall, down from No. 22 last week. Here's what ESPN has to say:

Beating Green Bay was great, but the Chiefs needed to further validate themselves with a win over Oakland and failed.

The full ESPN list looks like this:

1. Green Bay Packers
2. New Orleans Saints
2. San Francisco 49ers
4. New England Patriots
5. Baltimore Ravens
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Detroit Lions
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. Houston Texans
10. Cincinnati Bengals
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. New York Giants
13. Denver Broncos
14. Oakland Raiders
15. Tennessee Titans
16. New York Jets
17. Philadelphia Eagles
18. Seattle Seahawks
19. San Diego Chargers
20. Arizona Cardinals
21. Carolina Panthers
22. Chicago Bears
23. Kansas City Chiefs
24. Miami Dolphins
25. Buffalo Bills
26. Washington Redskins
27. Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Cleveland Browns
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. Indianapolis Colts
32. St. Louis Rams

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