2016 NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Arizona Cardinals
7. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
The Chiefs seem to be the strangest 5-2 team but a team that also seems to be on the rise. They crushed the Colts last Sunday 30-14 despite losing their starting quarterback Alex Smith. Smith left with a possible concussion.
In his place, backup quarterback Nick Foles threw a couple of touchdowns. He’s going to get that chance again this week as they are home to face the Jaguars. Alex Smith will not play due to concussion protocol.
The Chiefs also put running back Jamaal Charles on injured reserve this week. They will also be without running back Spencer Ware. However it is the Jaguars and the Chiefs should be looking at a 6-2 record headed into Carolina next week.
The Chiefs just need to hope when they build their lead this week that they keep it. They’ve had two near-misses this season with blown leads. It shouldn’t be an issue against the Jags.