Kansas City Chiefs: NFL Power Rankings Week 3

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Kansas City Chiefs Power Rankings


Kansas City Chiefs. 1. team. 124. The Chiefs hold the top spot in the rankings by holding serve in the first half on the road, then taking care of business in the second against the Chargers. While Justin Houston is my too-early Defensive Player of the Year (four sacks, 16 tackles and three batted balls already on the season), there was the unheralded Terrance Mitchell again Sunday. Everybody picking on him, like the frumpy kid picked last at kickball. Except said frumpy kid picked off your stud quarterback twice, notching two of the three key takeaways that pushed the Chiefs to 3-0 and the top of the AFC West. Another reason for Kansas City’s reign?? This.. (3-0). Previous:

NFL.com has been pretty high on the Kansas City Chiefs all along. Holding down the top spot in back to back weeks is pretty impressive for the Chiefs, and shows the kind of impression they’ve been making. The NFL’s flagship site has some high expectations for this team right now.

With the rest of the AFC all holding at least one loss right now, you would expect this to be a pretty obvious ranking. At the very least, you have to give the Chiefs credit as one of the top two teams in the league. There are plenty of sites that will put the Falcons at the top, but here’s one heavy hitter in our corner.

I love the fact that NFL.com is giving a shoutout to Terrance Mitchell here. There is no doubt that Mitchell earned it with his performance last week. Teams will continue to go after him, and I’m willing to bet he will continue to make them pay.