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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:

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 1

Yes, it was against the league's worst team, but Patrick Mahomes threw for 416 yards and five touchdowns, and it pretty much flew under the radar. That's where the bar is for him right now. On the season, Mahomes has 21 touchdowns and one interception. The Chiefs' focus in the second half of the season will be on catching the Steelers for the AFC's first-round bye.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They finally got the passing game cranked up again with gaudy numbers, which is good to see. They will only go as far as Patrick Mahomes takes them with his right arm.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

More impressive -- QB Patrick Mahomes posting an unprecedented 21-1 TD-to-INT ratio to start this season or whipping underhand passes for six to TE Travis Kelce? I'm not sure, either.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Reason for optimism: Top five in scoring offense and defense

The Chiefs are ranked higher in scoring defense (third) than they are in points scored (fourth). They lead the league in average scoring differential at 12.6 points per game. If that trend continues against a second-half schedule that includes games against five teams currently in the top 14 in scoring, they'll wind up as the AFC's No. 1 seed and a strong favorite to make a repeat appearance in the Super Bowl. -- Adam Teicher

NFL.com -- Rank: 1

A Week 8 home date against the winless Jets profiled as an ideal get-right game for Patrick Mahomes' stat sheet. The contest played out as expected: Mahomes was casually dominant in a 35-9 win, throwing for 416 yards and five touchdowns without a turnover. This game will be remembered as the return of Mahomes in the role of mad bomber: He completed five passes of at least 25 yards to four different pass-catchers. Four of those completions resulted in touchdowns. The Chiefs didn't rely much on Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Le'Veon Bell because Mahomes could attack the Jets however he wished. Sometimes it's best not to overthink things when you have the best quarterback in the world.

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