Chiefs unanimously take top spot in AP NFL Power Rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — With the regular season 25 percent complete, there’s only one unbeaten team left: the Kansas City Chiefs.

So it’s not a huge surprise that Kansas City is the unanimous No. 1 team in the latest AP Pro32 poll , receiving all 12 first-place votes for 384 points Tuesday in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

The Chiefs face another challenge on Sunday night when they travel to Houston to face the Texans, who scored a franchise-record 57 points in a rout of the Tennessee Titans.

“The Chiefs are the best team in football right now, thanks to an explosive and creative offense led by Alex Smith, who’s playing the best football of his 13-year NFL career,” said Jenny Vrentas of The Monday Morning Quarterback.

The Green Bay Packers, who routed the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, moved up two spots to No. 2.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who dominated the rival Ravens in Baltimore, jumped six spots to No. 3.

“Bad news for Pittsburgh opponents: Le’Veon Bell has returned from a three-week slumber … and he’s hungry,” SB Nation Radio’s Ira Kaufman said of the Steelers running back who gained 144 yards in the 26-9 victory.

The Atlanta Falcons dropped two places after losing to the Buffalo Bills and will enter their bye week at No. 4.

The Denver Broncos, who were

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