Chiefs Being Disrespected in Latest ESPN NFL Power Rankings

Devon Platana
The Kansas City Chiefs have been disrespected by the lates NFL power rankings on ESPN.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been disrespected by the lates NFL power rankings on ESPN. / David Eulitt/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs continued their winning ways in Week 11 with a 19-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, marking the team's fourth straight victory. Unfortunately, the Chiefs still have their doubters judging by ESPN's latest NFL power rankings.

After being ranked No. 8 last week, Kansas City was only bumped up to No. 7 ahead of Week 12. Consider the Chiefs' recent hot streak, there's no other way to put it: ESPN's rankings are disrespectful.

Chiefs Power Ranking

This ranking is ridiculous considering that Kansas City has the second-best odds (+700) to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The only silver lining to the situation is that the Chiefs are ESPN's highest-ranked AFC team, with the Tennessee Titans being the only one above them (No. 2).

While the Chiefs' offense has been steady all season (25.5 points per game, 12th), their defense began the year horrifically. Fortunately, things have improved over their four-game win streak, keeping opponents to just 11.8 PPG.

If the Chiefs really want to silence their doubters, Patrick Mahomes will need to find a way to step up. While he has seven touchdown passes in his last five games, five of them came in Week 10. Whatever's wrong, he needs to figure it out as soon as possible.

Kansas City is currently on its bye week and will return to action in Week 13 with a home matchup against the Denver Broncos.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.