Kansas City Chiefs News: Power Rankings, Arrowhead, Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs are now 2-0 as they prepare for a week three match-up against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Kansas City Chiefs won both of their first two games this season and NFL experts don’t quite seem to know what to make of them. Just how good are the Chiefs and where do they stack up against the rest of the league?

Despite beating the Patriots in week one in New England, FanSided.com writer Russell S. Baxter has the Chiefs ranked fourth, and the Patriots are sitting at number oneSports Illustrated, on the other hand, has the Chiefs firmly entrenched in the top spot. Bleacher Report has the Chiefs number, behind the Patriots, despite that week one win by Kansas City.

While no one can agree exactly where the Chiefs should be ranked, everyone seems to think they are one of the top teams in the league through the first couple of weeks of the 2017 season.

The AFC West looks to be the elite division in the NFL thus far. The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders join the Chiefs at 2-0, and though the Chargers haven’t won a game yet, they missed a field goal in the waning minutes of both games that would have won those games for them.

The Chiefs match-up with the Chargers this week, playing them in their new home city, Los Angeles, for the first time.

Lastly, the Chiefs, their fans, and Arrowhead Stadium came through in a big way when an Eagles fan praised the fans and atmosphere during his visit Sunday at Arrowhead. The fans in Kansas City are the best, and even fans of opposing teams are appreciative!

Kansas City Chiefs News from around FanSided

Chris Jones wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week – Arrowhead Addict

"Jones sacked Carson Wentz three times and forced two fumbles in the process. He also hauled in a game-changing interception late in the third quarter of the Chiefs win on Sunday."

AFC West is rocking and rolling after two weeks – KC Kingdom

"The Chiefs have beaten the Patriots and the Eagles, the Broncos barely edged out the Chargers, but then creamed the Cowboys, and the Raiders won on the road in Tennessee and against the lowly Jets."

Mitch Morse avoid surgery – Arrowhead Addict

"Zach Fulton will likely take over starting center duties while Morse is out, and he filled in admirably down the stretch in the team’s win over the Eagles on Sunday."

Eagles fan praises Chiefs fans for fun experience at Arrowhead – KC Kingdom

"The Eagles fan enjoyed his time at Arrowhead Stadium and wanted to make sure KC Chiefs fans knew that his experience was special."

Kansas City Chiefs News from around the internet

Chiefs have a chance at numerous awards this season – Bleacher Report

"We can’t go more than one award without honoring a Chief, so it’s time to once again pay tribute to Smith. For over a decade, he’s been the league’s favorite “game manager,” which has always been code for “Guy who can’t help you, rarely hurts you.” But early on this year, he’s done nothing but help."

New potential nickname for the Chiefs defensive line – Arrowhead Pride

"Let’s take it for a test run. Phil Simms on Inside The NFL called the Chiefs defensive line three MEAT WAGONS."

Are the Chiefs becoming a big-play offense? – CBS Sports

"…the Chiefs have already created eight plays of 20 yards or more. That raw figure ranks tied for ninth in the NFL with four other teams. Against their total of 116 plays from scrimmage, the Chiefs’ 6.90 percent big-play rate checks in eighth in the league."

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The Kansas City Chiefs can go 3-0 this week and at the same time bury the Chargers at 0-3. It won’t be easy. Philip Rivers can get his team downfield almost at will, and the Chargers defense has some talented athletes lining up. If the Chiefs can win again on the road, their stock won’t fall in the power rankings!