Chiefs move up slightly in USA TODAY power rankings after win vs. Eagles

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After getting back in the win column against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4, USA TODAY’s latest power rankings had the Chiefs trending upward.

The Chiefs were deserving of a tumble from the Top-5 after losing back-to-back games to the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers. Unfortunately, a win against a one-win Eagles team won’t see Kansas City gain much ground in the power rankings, but at least they’re not moving down this week.

Here’s what Nate Davis had to say this week, mostly honing in on star QB Patrick Mahomes:

9. Chiefs (10): QB Patrick Mahomes has won 40 of his 50 regular-season starts, something only previously accomplished by Hall of Famer Kenny “the Snake” Stabler. Good list. Mahomes is also now on pace to throw 60 TD passes this season, which would put him into a class entirely of his own.”

The Cleveland Browns (3), Buffalo Bills (6), Baltimore Ravens (7) and Los Angeles Chargers (8) still rank ahead of Kansas City. The Chiefs are 1-2 against those teams with a matchup against the Bills this week on “Sunday Night Football.”

Mahomes is already in a class of his own and continues to be the driving factor behind why this team is still feared at 2-2. The Chiefs are basically a glass cannon right now. They’re trotting out another historic offense, but the defense is on the completely opposite end of the spectrum through four games. A win in Week 5 against a Buffalo team that is scorching hot would go a long way toward helping the Chiefs correct their early-season woes, but the thing most needed is clear improvements on the defensive side of the ball.

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