Saturday, November 11, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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 10 roundup for the Kansas City Chiefs in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Non-QB MVP: TE Travis Kelce

The Chiefs have several defenders playing well, but Kelce to a large extent has carried the passing game with the other receivers struggling. He has 25% of the Chiefs' catches (57) and 24% of their receiving yards (597). He returned from an ankle injury to be a key player in a Week 5 win over the Vikings. -- Adam Teicher -- Rank: 3

Sunday provided proof that Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce don't need to have their greatest games for the Chiefs to have a chance to win. This defense will give up some rushing yards and has snagged just five interceptions, but those are about the only bad things you can say about this unit. The 2019 and 2021 defenses finished seventh and eighth in the NFL, respectively, in points allowed. This year's group is better than both of those units -- it might even be good enough to carry this team in some of the tougher games left on the schedule. I'm not sure there's a better group of tackling defensive backs in this league right now. You might catch a pass against the Chiefs, but good luck getting much YAC after that. They swarm.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 4

The defense has really played well this season and showed it against Miami. The offense? It still doesn't have the Patrick Mahomes feel to it.

USA Today -- Rank: 3

Currently the AFC's top-seeded club (again), K.C. also hits its bye ahead of Week 11's Super Bowl rematch at Arrowhead against Philadelphia. The reigning AFC champs are surrendering just 15.9 points per game, lowest of the 11-season Andy Reid era.

The Athletic -- Rank: 3

Report card: B-plus

You can't have a loss to the Broncos in the last month and get an A. Sorry, these are the rules. Travis Kelce became Kansas City's all-time leading receiver Sunday in Germany (10,941 yards), but the story was the defense, which held the Dolphins 138 yards under their season average. The Chiefs are third in the NFL in defensive EPA per drive (.70), according to TruMedia. If there's a worry, it's that four of Kansas City's seven lowest offensive success rate games in the Patrick Mahomes era have come this season. Sunday was its third lowest in that span (36.1).

FOX -- Rank: 3

Let's stop wringing our hands about the Chiefs offense and start giving props to this Kansas City defense. There are so many young, fun dudes on this unit, and it's got to be exciting for Patrick Mahomes that he doesn't have to play like an MVP to stack together wins. When the offense does finally start clicking consistently, it's going to be a scary combination.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 3

The Chiefs' offense scored 14 points against the Dolphins and was shut out in the second half. They were fortunate that the defense came up big, including a huge fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the first half. Kansas City's defense is as good as it has been in the entire Patrick Mahomes era. But we're a half of a season in, and we have to start wondering if the offense is going to catch up.

PFT -- Rank: 4

The defense is saving the offense, on a regular basis.

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