Chiefs, Packers remain top 2 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Chiefs are the NFL’s only unbeaten team this season.

 

And the Green Bay Packers have been almost as good.

So it’s little surprise that they held onto the top two spots in the latest AP Pro32 poll .

Kansas City remained the unanimous No. 1 team, receiving all 12 first-place votes for 384 points Tuesday in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

The Chiefs beat Houston on Sunday night and will look to stay unbeaten when they host Pittsburgh on Sunday.

“The only question they’ve left is whether (quarterback) Alex Smith or (running back) Kareem Hunt is the MVP so far,” said Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams.

And the Packers are still No. 2 after Aaron Rodgers rallied them past the Cowboys 35-31.

“Tom Brady may be the most accomplished quarterback ever, but is there anyone better to watch than Aaron Rodgers? He was at his magical best — again — in a spectacular 35-31 win over the Cowboys,” said Newsday’s Bob Glauber.

The Philadelphia Eagles jumped four spots to No. 3 after routing Arizona. The Eagles get a quick start on Week 6 when they face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

“(Eagles QB Carson) Wentz is the real deal,” said Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki.

The Panthers also moved up four spots to No. 5. The two 4-1 teams meet in Charlotte in one of the top matchups of the week.

“Led by a rejuvenated Cam Newton, Carolina has climbed to the top of the NFL’s toughest division with a 3-0 road mark and a knack for pulling out close wins,” said SB Nation Radio’s Ira Kaufman.

Atlanta remained at No. 4 after its bye week and Denver slipped a spot to No. 6 after its week off.

New England inched up one to No. 7 and plays the rival Jets on Sunday in an unexpected matchup of first-place teams in the AFC East.

Seattle moved up six spots to No. 8 after holding off the Los Angeles Rams, who fell one spot to No. 11.

Detroit dropped three places to No. 9 after its comeback attempt fell short in a loss to the Panthers.

The Steelers plummeted seven places to No. 10 after Ben Roethlisberger’s career-high five interceptions in a 30-9 loss to Jacksonville.

The Jaguars, alone atop the AFC South at 3-2, jumped 10 places to No. 13.

Minnesota moved six places to No. 12 and will host the Packers on Sunday.

AP Pro32

The Associated Press Pro32 NFL Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 9, total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote, and previous ranking:

W L T Pts Prv

1. Kansas City Chiefs (12) 5 0 0 384 1

2. Green Bay Packers 4 1 0 370 2

3. Philadelphia Eagles 4 1 0 341 7

4. Atlanta Falcons 3 1 0 340 4

5. Carolina Panthers 4 1 0 337 9

6. Denver Broncos 3 1 0 329 5

7. New England Patriots 3 2 0 320 8

8. Seattle Seahawks 3 2 0 291 14

9. Detroit Lions 3 2 0 274 6

10. Pittsburgh Steelers 3 2 0 261 3

11. Los Angeles Rams 3 2 0 245 10

12. Minnesota Vikings 3 2 0 243 18

13. Jacksonville Jaguars 3 2 0 236 23

14. Buffalo Bills 3 2 0 230 11

15. Washington Redskins 2 2 0 207 15

16. Dallas Cowboys 2 3 0 199 13

17. Baltimore Ravens 3 2 0 193 21

18. Houston Texans 2 3 0 191 12

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 2 0 179 17

20. Oakland Raiders 2 3 0 161 16

21. New Orleans Saints 2 2 0 148 20

22. New York Jets 3 2 0 146 24

23. Cincinnati Bengals 2 3 0 130 25

24. Tennessee Titans 2 3 0 121 19

25. Miami Dolphins 2 2 0 108 26

26. Arizona Cardinals 2 3 0 87 22

27. Indianapolis Colts 2 3 0 72 30

28. Los Angeles Chargers 1 4 0 63 29

29. Chicago Bears 1 4 0 52 27

30. New York Giants 0 5 0 34 28

31. San Francisco 49ers 0 5 0 31 31

32. Cleveland Browns 0 5 0 13 32

VOTING PANEL — John Czarnecki, Fox Sports

Tony Dungy, NBC Sports

Herm Edwards, ESPN

Bob Glauber, Newsday

Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News

Ira Kaufman, SB Nation Radio

Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports

Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com

Alex Marvez, The Sporting News

Jim Miller, SiriusXM

Jenny Vrentas, Monday Morning Quarterback

Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk

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