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NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City moves up during bye

The Kansas City Chiefs move up one spot in the Power Rankings after Jacksonville's QB and RB both suffer injuries.

J. Meric

The Kansas City Chiefs were 32nd of 32 NFL teams in last week's SB Nation power rankings, but they moved up a spot in the new power rankings released Tuesday.

The Chiefs did so by not playing this week. It was Kansas City's bye week, and the Jacksonville Jaguars' loss to the Oakland Raiders – in which starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert tore the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder – pushed the Jaguars to dead last.

The outlook, according to SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber, still isn't great for the Chiefs even if another team somewhere is considered, by one metric, worse.

31. Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 32, 1-5): How does Scott Pioli still have a job in the NFL? The good news is the Chiefs did not lose this week while on a bye, or did they, since Clark Hunt didn't fire anyone?

CBSsports.com's Pete Prisco ranked the Chiefs No. 30, calling the team "one of the league's biggest disappointments." As for the teams ranked below the Chiefs, he put the Carolina Panthers at No. 31 and the Jaguars, again, in last.

ESPN.com put the Chiefs 32nd for the second straight week, citing that the Chiefs still have not led during a game all season. Kansas City's one win, a 27-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, was an overtime game in which Kansas City took its first lead on the game-winning field goal.