NFL power rankings: Chiefs stay hot in Week 6, 49ers stay low

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: De'Anthony Thomas #13 of the Kansas City Chiefs and teammates celibrate a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: De'Anthony Thomas #13 of the Kansas City Chiefs and teammates celibrate a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 08: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a touchdown by Javorius Allen #37 during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 8, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 08: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a touchdown by Javorius Allen #37 during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 8, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

. Baltimore Ravens. 19. team. 26. . 3-2

The Baltimore Ravens’ Week 5 matchup against the Oakland Raiders would have been different if Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (back) was available.

He wasn’t, though, and the Raiders simply aren’t the same team without Carr under center. Meanwhile, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Co. took advantage of this en route to a decisive 30-17 victory on the road.

Flacco wasn’t overly stellar, but he didn’t have to be. What’s more important was he didn’t make mistakes — ones that have plagued Baltimore’s offense for the majority of 2017. All he had to do was get wide receiver Mike Wallace involved, testing a questionable Raiders defense in the process.

And with the Ravens defense holding its own against a Carr-less Raiders offense, this game seemed over before it even started.

Well, that’s what happens when Baltimore has a 14-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Special teams, anyone?