2017 NFL power rankings roundup says Chiefs are a top five team
The Kansas City Chiefs are still a top five team according to most NFL power rankings after Week 8 Kansas City Chiefs Store. The Chiefs are 6-2 on the season after starting 5-0 so I think they deserve to be in the top five at this point.Clearly, they have flaws. But so do the other teams. Once you get that perspective you realize the Chiefs are in a good spot .Let take a look at power rankings this week...NFL 4The Chiefs stay parked in the cleanup spot after a respectable if not overly impressive win. On a night when Alex Smith and the offense looked like they had eaten too much barbecue, the defense and special teams stepped forward particularly, Justin Houston and Harrison Butker, who has a great name. Also notable The moves from Terrance Mitchell to Kenneth Acker and Phillip Gaines to Steven Nelson. They paid off. Still feel for Mitchell, who has been picked on by some excellent quarterbacks this season Tom Brady https://www.chiefsfullapparel.com/Chiefs_Phillip_Gaines_Jersey, Carson Wentz, Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins, Ben Roethlisberger and Derek Carr. So the struggling Trevor Siemian comes to town and Acker gets the assignment. That sucks.ESPN 3The Chiefs are winning, but their defense hasn't been helping the cause. They've allowed 392.3 yards per game, the third-most in the NFL. Eventually, Alex Smith will throw some interceptions, and when he does, the defense might not be able to hold.CBS Sports 4They bounced back in style against the Broncos Monday night to take command of the division race. They face a tough one at Dallas this week Marcus Rush Jersey.Yahoo Sports 2Kareem Hunt hasn scored since Week 3, and Monday night was his third game of the last four averaging less than four yards per carry. Hunt is still impacting every game but his pace from the first few weeks had to slow down, and it has.Niners Nation 5There are some of the usual suspects up top, with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks are playing well.NBC Sports Washington 2Why theye here On offense they're explosive, with playmakers at every level . On defense, they can rush the passer and have players who should improve in their secondary. I'm definitely going to need a DNA test or 3 to prove it's the real Alex Smith playing like the clear MVP favorite.Washington Post 7The Chiefs regrouped with Monday night victory at home over the Broncos after two straight losses. They go to Dallas on Sunday and face the Cowboys in what could be the first game of RB Ezekiel Elliott suspension.NY Daily News 4Andy Reid's club snapped a two-game funk by forcing a boat load of turnovers and kicking a boat load of field goals. A showdown in Dallas awaits.Bleacher Report 5Kansas City has playmakers all over its roster. The defense was better against the Broncos than it has been the past couple of weeks. The Chiefs have to keep improving on defense if they hope to beat a team like the Steelers or the Patriots in the postseason.AZ Central 3You are Casper. People don recognize you yet, but they will and theyl think youe absolutely adorable just like me. Ghost it.