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As we edge closer to the playoffs, some teams are gaining incredible momentum while others find themselves losing steam. This week’s rankings feature a new No. 1 team that is among those making a considerable push toward the postseason.
The Chiefs (6-5) have claimed the No. 1 spot atop the BES Overall rankings with a score of 3.48, the highest overall score registered by any team this season. They are head and shoulders above all others in Ball Security (3.71), Point Suppression (3.40) and Takeaways (3.49). They’re also No. 2 in BES Offense and No. 1 in BES Defense. As a whole, the Chiefs have been playing some truly impressive football as they continue to navigate the final stretch of the regular season.
The Patriots, meanwhile, have fallen to No. 3, their lowest ranking of the season. This comes on the heels of a dramatic 30-24 loss in overtime to the Broncos (9-2) in Week 12. The Patriots are hurting offensively with basically all of their key offensive weapons out with injury. As a result, they’ve also fallen in BES Offense from No. 1 to No. 3 with a score of 2.85. However, their defense is gaining strength, ranking fourth in BES Defense with a score of 2.78. They are not as explosive as they were earlier in the season but they are definitely more balanced.