Friday, September 29, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Kansas City Chiefs in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

Biggest issue on offense: Dropped passes

The Chiefs have dropped 5.3% of their passes, which is tied for the sixth-worst rate in the league. Many of their drops came in the season opener against the Lions and were a major reason for the Chiefs' only defeat. Most harmful was the easily catchable pass that Kadarius Toney deflected to Lions safety Brian Branch, who returned it for a touchdown. Had Toney caught that pass, the Chiefs would most likely be undefeated today. -- Adam Teicher -- Rank: 3

The Chiefs needed a game like they had Sunday, in which they rolled over the vulnerable Bears, following the Week 1 loss and a meat-grinder win in Week 2. Patrick Mahomes dished the ball around like candy, while the run game was the best it has looked since the Super Bowl. And the defense! The Chiefs have allowed four TDs this season: one was a pick-six in Week 1, and one was a garbage-time score Sunday. You'd like to see the receivers keep stepping up, and Jawaan Taylor's struggles are concerning, even if Andy Reid thinks the refs need to chill a bit on his new right tackle. But this is still a pretty complete football team that can clean your clock almost any given week.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 3

They got the offense on track against the Bears, which is not a good sign for the rest of the league. The defense has been really good so far.

USA Today -- Rank: 4

Looking down the road — exactly what you're supposed to do in the NFL — we're going to speculate that Taylor Swift will get the blame ... if Kansas City becomes the 20th consecutive defending Super Bowl champion that fails to repeat. #ChiefsKingdom vs. Swifties (-13).

The Athletic -- Rank: 3

QB confidence rating: 10

Patrick Mahomes is still the league's gold standard. His overall numbers aren't at their usual gaudy level, but he led the Chiefs to a 41-0 lead Sunday before coming out with almost five minutes left in the third quarter. And even with a slow (by his standards) start, he's third in the league with seven touchdown passes. Mahomes now has 25,044 passing yards in 83 career games and is the fastest player to reach 25,000 yards in league history. Chiefs fans almost fainted when Mahomes rolled his ankle early, but he bounced back quickly.

FOX -- Rank: 4

I think the Chiefs' flawless performance probably had more to do with getting to play the Bears than it did with Taylor Swift attending the game, but either way it was one of the most entertaining blowouts I can remember. The offense got back to its old ways, and the defense is quietly allowing just 11 points per game.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 3

Insert witty Taylor Swift fake lyrics related to Travis Kelce here.

PFT -- Rank: 4

Something something title of a Taylor Swift song.

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