The Chiefs are struggling to get respect despite remaining perfect. They are far from flashy, but winning nine straight should count for something. At the opposite end of the spectrum remain Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, two teams seemingly slugging it out to see who will pick first in the 2014 NFL Draft.
2013 Week 10 NFL power rankings
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8): One Sunday off isn't saving Jacksonville. The 2014 preseason begins now for the Jags.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8): A good team holds on and shocks the Seahawks. TB is far from good.
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-7): Minnesota can't buy a win. The Vikes let the Cowboys off the hook.
29. Houston Texans (2-6): All the best to Gary Kubiak. Hope he recovers quickly.
28. Atlanta Falcons (2-6): It's over, Atlanta. Time to start thinking about what you are going to do with that high draft pick.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6): 55 points. Wow. Remember when Pittsburgh had the best defense in the league?
26. St. Louis Rams (3-6): Jeff Fisher was done in by his former team. 2013 is not going his way.
25. New York Giants (2-6): Big Blue couldn't have had a worse Sunday. Every other team in the division picked up a win.
24. Washington Redskins (3-5): It's two days later, and I'm still stunned that Washington didn't surrender a touchdown to San Diego at the end of regulation.
23. Buffalo Bills (3-6): The Bills are getting E.J. Manuel back a couple of weeks too late.
22. Oakland Raiders (3-5): What the heck was that, Oakland? The defense of the Raiders didn't realize that they weren't off this past weekend.
21. Baltimore Ravens (3-5): There is no longer any doubt about it. These Ravens are not that good.
20. Miami Dolphins (4-4): Miami should, in theory, get a bigger bump for beating Cincy. The off-field issues are likely going to have serious ramifications on the team's immediate and long-term futures.
19. Tennessee Titans (4-4): Every now and then, Chris Johnson turns back the clock. Too bad he can't do it every weekend.
18. Cleveland Browns (4-5): You again have a competent quarterback, Cleveland. The Browns are very much so in the playoff race.
17. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5): All four of Philly's wins have come on the road. Imagine what might happen if the Eagles learn how to win at home.
16. San Diego Chargers (4-4): Half a yard. That is all San Diego needed to beat Washington.
15. Arizona Cardinals (4-4): I still don't see Arizona jumping ahead of either San Fran or Seattle in the division standings.
14. Green Bay Packers (5-3): There are rumors swirling about that Aaron Rodgers could be out for longer than three weeks. Uh oh.
13. New York Jets (5-4): J-E-T-S...playoff team? They absolutely will be if they can remain hot at home and pick up at least one more road win.
12. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3): Don't look now, Cincy, but a Cleveland team that beat you once this season is only two games back in the division standings.
11. Carolina Panthers (5-3): Carolina is one of the hottest teams in pro football. Do not sleep on the Panthers.
10. Chicago Bears (5-3): Remember when many, myself included, were burying the battered Bears? Whoops.
9. New Orleans Saints (6-2): Maybe the defense of the Saints isn't better than it was advertised to be. Drew Brees can only do so much.
8. Dallas Cowboys (5-4): Looking back, the Cowboys could easily be 3-6. I'm not sold.
7. Detroit Lions (5-3): Congrats, Detroit. You are now the favorite to win the division.
6. Seattle Seahawks (8-1): I guess there's something to say for eking out win, but Seattle is flirting with danger. They haven't at all looked like the best team in the conference over the past two weeks.
5. New England Patriots (7-2): Gronk is back, and Tom Brady could not be happier.
4. Indianapolis Colts (6-2): You can't punish Indy for what happened on Sunday night. The game continued, and the Colts won.
3. San Francisco 49ers (6-2): That home game against Carolina doesn't look so winnable anymore.
2. Denver Broncos (7-1): The Peyton Manning MVP tour continues.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0): I'm sure KC has no problem being the “worst 9-0 team ever.”