ESPN has ranked the NFL’s top team heading into next season and it’s not the Los Angeles Rams.

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Instead, the network has decided to rank the Kansas City Chiefs at the top. The Rams come in at the third spot behind both the Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.

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The top thing for the Chiefs this offseason is to repair the rush, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher.

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The Chiefs went from 11th in sacks in their Super Bowl 2019 season to 19th in 2020 to 29th this season,” Teicher wrote.

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They will never get the defensive consistency they desire without turning around this trend,

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as coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s system is based on getting pressure on the opposing quarterback

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The Chiefs can build around Chris Jones, but Melvin Ingram III and Jarran Reed are prospective free agents while Frank Clark’s

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contract might be too expensive for the Chiefs to give him another season. Some creative solutions might be in order, but improving the pass rush is a priority.”

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It’s no surprise that the Chiefs would be near the top but to see them above the Rams is a bit surprising considering that they just won the Super Bowl.

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Next time they might have to let some of the offseason play out before putting a team who didn’t win this year above the team that did.

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