AFC West Watch: Two Horse Race

Justin Edmonds

Current Standings:

Team Current Record Division Record Remaining Schedule
Denver 9-1 3-0 @NE, @KC, TEN, SD, @HOU, @OAK
Kansas City 9-1 1-1 SD, DEN, @DC, @OAK, IND, @SD
Oakland 4-6 1-2 TEN, @DAL, @NYJ, KC, @SD, DEN
San Diego 4-6 0-2

@KC, CIN, NYG, @DEN, OAK, KC

Denver Broncos:

The Broncos are in the midst of their toughest stretch of the season. They defeated their division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. With that win the Broncos are now atop the AFC West. This Sunday they go on the road the face the Patriots in Foxboro. Brady vs Manning will be headline all week. The Patriots are coming off a controversial loss on Monday Night, so one will imagine that Belichick will have them angry and playing hard.

Up next: New England

Kansas City Chiefs:

The Chiefs are coming off a loss to the best team in the NFL. The Denver Broncos were the first real test the Chiefs faced all season, and the Broncos exposed the Chiefs some. Their apparent top defense only hit Peyton Manning once, and gave up 27 points. Also the Chiefs offense was exposed as well. Can this offense keep up with the elite offenses in the league? Only time will tell.

Up next: San Diego

Oakland Raiders:

Matt McGloin threw for 3 touchdowns against the Houston Texans last week. Wait...who??? Starter Terrell Pryor missed this game with a knee injury, so they decided to give the start to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. He sure did not disappoint. McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. It will be interesting to see if Coach Allen gives McGloin another start, or gives the start to the struggling Pryor.

Up Next: Tennessee

San Diego Chargers:

Last Sunday the Chargers lost an ugly game to the Miami Dolphins. The Chargers are one of the more inconsistent teams in the league. One week they can look pretty good, and other weeks they look like one of the worse teams in the league. The Chargers still do have some slight playoff hopes. They will need to right the ship this weekend if they want to sneak into a potential wild card spot.

Up Next: Kansas City

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