Thursday, November 18, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 8.6 (8th)
  • Best ranking: 7 (
  • Worst ranking: 10 (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

Most important remaining game: Dec. 16 at Chargers

This game looms large in determining the AFC West champion, particularly because the Chargers beat the Chiefs in Week 3 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs moved into sole possession of first place by beating the Raiders on Sunday night, but Kansas City is just a half-game up on both the Chargers and Raiders. The Chiefs have plenty of work to do to secure their sixth straight division title, but this Thursday night game looks pivotal. -- Adam Teicher -- Rank: 7

Patrick Mahomes back? Patrick Mahomes back! There was reason for extreme optimism around Chiefs Kingdom after Mahomes looked unstoppable in a 41-17 beatdown of the Raiders in Vegas. This was the vintage Kansas City offense that had been missing for most of the season, and it all centered around the former MVP behind center: Mahomes finished with 35 completions on 50 passing attempts for 406 yards, five touchdowns and zero turnovers. His relentless play-making ability wore down the Raiders in the second half and served as a reminder that Mahomes in full flight is one of the best to ever play. "That guy is great," Tyreek Hill said of his QB. "He's unbelievable. I can't ask to be in a better position with a better quarterback."

CBS Sports -- Rank: 10

Are they back? Patrick Mahomes and the offense sure seemed like it against the Raiders. They are ready to make a real run.

USA Today -- Rank: 10

He may not be the most dominant blocker ever -- yada, yada -- but Travis Kelce's argument as the best tight end in league history continues to gain steam now that he's surpassed Rob Gronkowski with his 34th 100-yard receiving game, most all-time.

The Athletic -- Rank: 8

Steal a player: Micah Parsons, Cowboys linebacker

There were plenty of intriguing linebacker options here, like the 49ers' Fred Warner, but the Chiefs' need to get younger and faster at just about every defensive position made Parsons the target. The rookie is on a Pro Bowl trajectory, and his production is only improving, with 3 1/2 sacks and eight tackles for a loss in the last three games.

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