Unbeaten Chiefs stand alone in rankings
Kansas City, the only unbeaten team in the NFL, is now alone atop The Associated Press power rankings.
The Chiefs didn’t exactly impress the voters in a 23-13 victory against Buffalo that included two touchdowns from the defense and none from the offense. Some panelists figure Kansas City’s 9-0 record will get a test soon enough: The Chiefs, 2-14 a year ago, go to Denver after this week’s bye.
“Chiefs’ stunning turnaround continues with a road win on the tougher-than-expected Bills, as defense shines once more,” wrote Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Now it’s time for the next – and biggest – test: Two of their next three against the Broncos after they return from the bye.”
Seattle fell out of a tie for the top spot in the AP Pro32 poll released Tuesday after beating winless Tampa Bay 27-24 in overtime with the biggest comeback in franchise history. The Buccaneers led the Seahawks 21-0 in the second quarter.
The Chiefs had six first-place votes and 371 points from the 12-member panel. The No. 2 Seahawks (366 points) and third-place Broncos (364) split the other six first-place votes.
Indianapolis and San Francisco moved from a tie for fifth to even for fourth at 347 points apiece.
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