2020 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City Chiefs
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 12 roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 1
Be thankful for: Patrick Mahomes' ability to deliver strikes while rolling to his left. Yes, I got very specific with this one. I could've just said Mahomes or Andy Reid or both. But Mahomes made a play in the third quarter against the Raiders where he spun out of a potential sack, rolled to his left and found Travis Kelce for 12 yards. It's the type of throw that should get everyone off their couch in amazement. But because it's Mahomes, sometimes we take it for granted. Mahomes' ceiling is the greatest QB of all-time. I'm not saying he's going to achieve that. But that is the realistic ceiling, given the path he's currently on. Football fandom is about more than just winning championships. It's about enjoying the three hours you spend watching every week. And there's no more enjoyable watch than Mahomes.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 2
They made it interesting against the Raiders, but Patrick Mahomes was outstanding on the final drive. The defense has to be better.
USA Today -- Rank: 2
Including last year's postseason, they've scored at least 23 points in 24 consecutive games ... and that's a league record. The Bucs must step in front of this freight train Sunday afternoon.
ESPN -- Rank: 2
What they're thankful for: Coach Andy Reid
Sure, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and several others would be appropriate here. But Reid is the one who turned the franchise around. The Chiefs have a winning streak of at least five games in each of Reid's eight seasons. They won no more than four games in four of the six seasons before his arrival. And there's also last season's Super Bowl win to break a 50-year championship drought. -- Adam Teicher
NFL.com -- Rank: 1
We should all try to appreciate the unimpeachable greatness of an Andy Reid offense piloted by Patrick Mahomes. On a night when Derek Carr threw the NFL QB equivalent of a no-hitter, Mahomes tossed a perfect game in the Chiefs' 35-31 win over the Raiders. After Carr put Vegas ahead with a touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 1:43 to play, Mahomes took over and calmly marched the Chiefs 75 yards on just seven plays, culminating with a touchdown strike to Travis Kelce to break the Raiders' hearts and earn payback for Kansas City's sole defeat this season, back in Week 5. The win all but locks up another AFC West title for the Chiefs, who now turn their attention to trying to catch the undefeated Steelers for the No. 1 seed.
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