Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Kansas City Chiefs rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 1.6 (2nd)
  • Best ranking: 1st (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 2nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 1

The Panthers made them sweat. Patrick Mahomes threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns, and it didn't feel like he played anywhere close to his A game. The Chiefs' defense allowed 435 yards and 30 first downs. But not every game's going to be a blowout. They're 8-1 with an NFL-best plus-103 point differential.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They haven't even hit their stride yet, which is scary for the rest of the league. They made it interesting against the Panthers with a defensive regression.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

Andy Reid's 230th career win (including playoffs) moved him into fifth place all-time among head coaches. Next up? Tom Landry, who has 270 victories.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Recalibrated expectation: Repeat as Super Bowl champions

Nothing that has happened in the season's first nine games has changed a thing in this regard. The Chiefs lead the NFL in point differential, a sign of their strength. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, with 25 touchdown passes and one interception, is playing as well, if not better, than ever. The Chiefs have found ways to win even without getting big performances from Mahomes. From this vantage point, the Chiefs have the look of a tough out in the playoffs. -- Adam Teicher -- Rank: 1

Patrick Mahomes is locked in, and it makes the Chiefs something close to unbeatable. A ball-control Panthers offense allowed Kansas City only 22 minutes of possession on Sunday, but that was still enough time for Mahomes to throw for 372 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-31 win. Mahomes needed just 40 games to reach 101 touchdown passes, passing Dan Marino as the fastest ever to triple-digit scores. "You're seeing the best of him right now,'' Andy Reid said after the game. Reid dialed up a pass-heavy attack against Carolina, and Mahomes relied on his two stars to carry the day -- Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce finished with a combined 272 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defending champs hit their bye as the best team in football.

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