This Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Rank: 1
A great run ends as the Kansas City Chiefs suffer their first loss of the season. They didn't go down without a fight.
Traveling to Denver to take on the one-loss Broncos was expected to be a tough game. It became tougher once the game started, and it was obvious that the Denver offense was ready to eliminate the Chiefs pass rush. Without the great Kansas City defense making a stand, the game became about the offense. That's not ideal with the current roster, but the team managed to keep it closer than many expected.
There are concerns coming out of this one. Andy Reid's offense is not built to come from behind, and Alex Smith—other than a playoff game versus the Saints in 2011—hasn't been a late-game-heroics type of quarterback in his career.
The Chiefs are a run-first team that beats you with smart, efficient play and a dominant defense. When those two factors are taken away, they're a well-coached, disciplined team that can't move the ball.
Two weeks from now, they have a chance to get revenge and prove their critics wrong. At home in Kansas City, they can pay the Broncos back for handing them their first loss.