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Latest NFL Power Rankings: There’s a New No. 1
September 19, 2017 02:23 PM | BJ Kissel
There are 10 teams around the league who have begun the season with a perfect 2-0 record, and the Kansas City Chiefs are one of them.

In fact, three of the 10 current undefeated teams in the NFL reside in the AFC West division (Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos).

But of the eight teams, none have had a more impressive pair of wins so far than the Chiefs.

They decisively beat the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on national television to open the season, and then followed it up with a solid win over a favorite to win the NFC East last week in the Philadelphia Eagles.



So, when the latest NFL Power Rankings were posted, the Chiefs were given their respect.

NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison has the Chiefs at the No. 1 spot this week.

Here's what he had to say after the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Eagles, via NFL.com:

"Impressive follow-uptothe Kickoff Game surprise,although Sunday's win over theEagleswas a struggle until the very end. Most noticeable was theChiefs' pass rush, which got afterCarson Wentzall throughout the second half. The safeties had a few difficulties early, which was to be expected, given the absence ofEric Berry, who isout for the seasonwith a ruptured Achilles tendon. That's not too problematic, though. Not when the other guys' quarterback is running for his life. Way-too-early NFL Defensive Player of the Year:Justin Houston. Way too shoved around without getting even one OPI:Terrance Mitchell. I swear, on one play, Philly'sAlshon Jefferymust've had Mitchell in a chokehold."



It's not just NFL.com either, the folks over at Sports Illustrated have the Chiefs at No. 1 as well.

In their rankings, the Chiefs received nine of a possible 15 first-place votes, including the nod from Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King.

It wasn't a clean sweep though as the latest rankings at ESPN.com have the Chiefs at No. 2 behind the Atlanta Falcons, who hopped up from No. 7 to the top spot this week after their impressive 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Here's what ESPN had to say about the Chiefs:

"The Chiefs were expected to be a playoff team at the start of the season, but Kareem Hunt might have Chiefs fans aiming even higher. Hunt's five scrimmage touchdowns are tied for second-most by a player through his first two NFL games."

Again, none of this really matters, but it's still good to know the rest of the league is catching up to what Chiefs fans have known all along, this team is pretty good and the expectations for what they could accomplish this year are high.

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