NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Five

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Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath (84) celebrates defeating the Tennessee Titans following the game at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

3. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0):

Last Week’s Rankings: 5

Hands up if you thought the Kansas City Chiefs would be 5-0 to start this season? Pretty much no one huh? I thought this was a playoff team, but I didn’t they’d start the season so hot at 5-0. They’ve even beaten a few pretty good teams including the Dallas Cowboys who pushed the Broncos to the limit and the upstart Titans this week. Alex Smith continues to play simply really good football, and Jamaal Charles continues to be an all around threat every time he touches the ball. Charles ran the ball for 108 yards and a rushing touchdown, and five catches and 37 receiving yards as well. Charles has been arguably the best running back in the league, and maybe even the best non-quarterback in football as well. He does everything for the Chiefs, and is the person who really makes them go. However you do it, it does not matter, just get the ball in his hands and let him work some magic. On the defensive side, more excellent work from two of the best defensive players in football in Justin Houston and Dontari Poe, who both had sacks to add to their impressive totals of 8.5 and 4.5 respectively. The Chiefs defense as a whole played very well, sacking Fitzpatrick three times and picking him off twice as well, making things just very difficult all around for the Titans offense sans Jake Locker. If one team can match up well against the Broncos, I think it’s the Chiefs, they have a fantastic pass rush, and can make life a living hell for the Broncos weakened offensive line. Also, Sean McGrath has an amazing beard, I’m convinced he beats up bears in his off time.