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NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs no longer dead-last for Week 11

The Kansas City Chiefs are No. 31 in the latest SB Nation NFL Power Rankings.


All the way down, near the very bottom of the latest SB Nation NFL Power Rankings is where you'll find the Kansas City Chiefs, who after a Monday-night loss in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers are still among the worst teams in the NFL. But things are looking up, as they're now no longer the last-ranked team. The Chiefs have moved up to No. 31, ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Chiefs finally took a regulation lead for the first time all season Monday, but couldn't hold on to it while still pushing the Steelers further than most thought they would. Still, a loss is a loss, and this one dropped the woeful Chiefs to 1-8 on the season. NFL editor Joel Thorman rewarded KC's effort appropriately:

"The Chiefs took their first regulation lead of the season in Monday's game against Pittsburgh. For that, they avoid last place."

CBS Sports also has the Chiefs at No. 31 ahead of Jacksonville while kept KC at No. 32. CBS' Pete Prisco says what all Chiefs fans are thinking:

"At least they competed at Pittsburgh. But what happened in overtime is what happens when you are 1-8. Matt Cassel isn't very good."