It’s amazing what one win over a top team can do for the Detroit Lions. In a word: credibility.
Beating the Chiefs in Kansas City sent the Lions shooting up the NFL power rankings. The credibility from besting Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs saw pollsters confidence in Dan Campbell’s Lions hit a new high.
Interestingly, the Chiefs are still one spot above the Lions at No. 4. That’s the earned credit of being a defending Super Bowl champion. San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas are the top three, in order.