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AFC West Wrap Up: Week 1

Broncos, Chiefs, and Chargers are all 1-0 after Week 1 in the NFL. Sorry Raiders (not really).

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The Denver Broncos are barely going to have a chance to catch their breath before getting on a plane to Arrowhead for their Week 2 games against the Kansas City Chiefs. But let's still take a moment to look back at Week 1 to see what happened throughout the AFC West in Week 1.


Team W L T Div Conf.
Denver Broncos 1 0 0 0-0 1-0
Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0 0-0 1-0
San Diego Chargers 1 0 0 0-0 0-0
Oakland Raiders 0 1 0 0-0 0-1

Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos

Final Score: 13-19

Recap: The Broncos offense was cool on a very hot day at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos D and Brandon McManus came through in a big way to seal the victory. Peyton Manning and his offensive line look like they are going to need a few more games to work out their kinks (yes, maybe this is optimistic, but it's just Week 1!). It was a physical game, exactly the kind you don't want to be playing on a short week.

Injury Concerns: Malik Jackson (cleared of concussion), David Bruton (hip), Omar Bolden (foot). C.J. Anderson (toe), Demaryius Thomas (hand). None of these injuries are thought to be very serious.

Week 2 Matchup: Broncos @ Chiefs (Thursday night)

Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans

Final Score: 27-20

Recap: The Chiefs dominated the Texans in their season opener. The Chiefs defense recorded five sacks and rookie corner Marcus Peters had an impressive debut. Tight end Travis Kelce also had a great game with two touchdowns. Interesting note: the Chiefs had five new starters on their O-line on Sunday.

Injury Concerns: No serious injuries.

Week 2 Matchup: Broncos @ Chiefs (Thursday night)

Detroit Lions @ San Diego Chargers

Final Score: 28-33

Recap: Never count out Philip Rivers. Rivers was intercepted twice and his team was down 21-3 in the second quarter. But that doesn't matter so much when your team then scores 30 points straight. The Chargers scored all of those points without Antonio Gates, but Chargers fans can't get too excited, as the injury bug is already visiting their team. Right Guard D.J. Fluker will be out for at least a month after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Injury Concerns: D.J. Fluker (high ankle sprain), Joe Barksdale (shoulder)

Week 2 Matchup: Chargers @ Vikings

Cincinnati Bengals @ Oakland Raiders

Final Score: 33-13

Recap: Think of all the horrible ways you can lose a football game. That's kind of what happened to the Raiders on Sunday. Check out Silver and Black Pride for their recap - they use the words "utterly incompetent." The Raiders did get good news about Carr's hand on Monday - there's a chance he might play next Sunday.

Injury Concerns: Derek Carr (hand), Charles Woodson (shoulder), Nate Allen (knee, possible torn ACL), Justin Ellis (ankle), D.J. Hayden (ankle)

Week 2 Matchup: Ravens @ Raiders