NFL Power Points: Titans flexing muscle

Updated: November 19, 2003, 12:41 PM ET
By By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
In a week that saw the NFL turned upside down, the Chiefs and Titans are looking like the cream that has risen to the top. Both teams are now at least a touchdown better than any of the other thirty. The Chiefs remained at a +15.0 Power Point rating when their improved offensive rating was balanced by a lowered defensive rating. There is some evidence that the Chiefs defense is only playing at their high level because for the majority of their games their opponents are playing from behind and become one dimensional in their offense. When they have been given a challenge, such as Week 6 against the Packers or Week 5 against the Broncos, they have buckled under a strong rushing attack. With their weak remaining schedule, it is very possible that the Chiefs go undefeated this season. But just like the '72 Dolphins, they might not be the favored team in a postseason match-up.