Week 12 NFL Standings: Denver Broncos Occupy 2nd Place In AFC West ... For Now

The Denver Broncos are in second place in the AFC West, but if things go the right way the team could be tied with the Raiders for the division lead.

With their 17-13 victory over the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos are very much alive in the AFC West race. They now are in second-place in the division by half of a game with a 5-5 record. The San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chargers are both 4-5 and both teams will find it hard to tie the Broncos for second place on Sunday.

The Chargers are on a four-game losing streak and must face the Chicago Bears, who are on a four-game winning streak, at Soldier Field. The Chiefs are heading to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots. They will have Tyler Palko as their starting quarterback. Oh, how things have changed in the division over the last month.

The Oakland Raiders do get to face the Minnesota Vikings, so they might keep ahead of the Broncos in the standings. But if they don't, this division will be wide open.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Oakland 5 4 0 208 233
Denver 5 5 0 205 247
San Diego 4 5 0 216 228
Kansas City 4 5 0 141 218

(updated 11.18.2011 at 1:07 AM EST)


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