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Power ranking the AFC West after the LA Chargers shock the Kansas City Chiefs

LA Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs
LA Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/Getty Images
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LA Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs
LA Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/Getty Images

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Yup, we are doing it. Any Kansas City Chiefs fan that has stumbled across this article probably spit out whatever they were drinking and is going to leave a comment on this article about how wrong I am. Do I expect the Chiefs to finish third in the power rankings to end the season? Not at all.

Do I expect the Chiefs to move back up in this ranking after the LA Chargers (hopefully) beat the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 4? Absolutely. However, with what we have seen with the Chiefs thus far, third is a fair ranking even if it seemed absolutely absurd to say that last week (I even wrote how absurd it was).

Patrick Mahomes is still the best quarterback in the league and the Chiefs are still going to win over 10 games and be a playoff team. The fact of the matter is this: the Chiefs are no longer on an island when it comes to having an elite offense and other great offenses, like the Chargers', have caught up.

The difference between Kansas City's offense and other top team's offenses is no longer what it used to be. That is a problem considering how many points the Chiefs are allowing in these ballgames. Granted, they have played three tough offensive teams, but the fact of the matter is that the Chiefs' defense has been a problem and will continue to be a problem unless big changes are made.

The Chiefs have allowed 95 points in three games. That is tied for the worst in the league with the Detroit Lions. That will probably even out as the year goes along, but still, that is not a great sign and there is a chance that the Chiefs allow 28+ points in almost every game they play.

Now is the time to buy into the Chiefs as their stock is the lowest that it will probably be all season. This is probably the only time that they rank third in these power rankings but just because we project them to improve does not mean that right now they deserve to rank any higher.

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