Chiefs & Packers atop final NFL Power Rankings
Losing to the Lions is not all that bad, mainly because Green Bay played their reserves for much of the game. They already have the 1-seed in the NFC locked up, and the likely MVP in Aaron Rodgers, injured toe and all. But speaking of injuries, green lights are coming in for the Pack.
David Bakhtiari’s return is vital as is Jaire Alexanders. Furthermore, Green Bay is going to need all hands on deck if they wish to overcome their past history of falling short before the Super Bowl. There is no doubt Rodgers wants another ring, but he has a reputation for playoff failures.
This could very well be different for this team, and maybe this is the time that Green Bay gets to play for the trophy named for their legendary head coach. They control their own destiny, so it’s’ on their shoulders.
It took a while, but Kansas City got it going against Denver and the late scoop and score helped secure the win, but until someone knocks them off their pedestal, they are still the class of the AFC. They are the 2-seed, but they need to be reckoned with.
It starts with Patrick Mahomes, and though he had a rough start to the season, he’s bound back. No doubt, he is itching to get back to the Super Bowl and redeem himself, as is his team and the organization as a whole.
Defensively, the Chiefs have their flaws, notably the secondary, but they will have to adjust as soon as possible. Pittsburgh is coming into town, and though they are a lower seed, they are still a gritty team and have had their way with the Chiefs in the postseason before.