NFL Standings 2011, Week 13: Denver Broncos Marching Right Behind AFC West-Leading Oakland Raiders

The Denver Broncos are waiting for the Oakland Raiders to make a mistake and lose the division lead. After starting 1-4, the Broncos are 6-5 and one win behind the Raiders.

The Denver Broncos (6-5) pulled out a last minute victory over the San Diego Chargers for a 16-13 overtime victory on Sunday. That win has moved the Broncos above .500 for the first time since the team was 8-7 on Dec. 27, 2009. The victory also marked the team going undefeated on the road against the division. Unfortunately, those home losses to the Raiders and Chargers can't be re-done. The Chiefs visit Denver on Jan. 1.

With the victory, the Broncos maintained second place in the AFC West. The division-leading Oakland Raiders defeated the Jay Cutler-less Chicago Bears, 25-20, on the strength of six field goals by Sebastian Janikowski. Caleb Hanie threw three interceptions for the Bears.

The Kansas City Chiefs scored three field goals in a 13-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Tyler Palko threw three interceptions. Kyle Orton is expected to take over the quarterback position for Sunday's game against the Bears.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Oakland 7 4 0 260 274
Denver 6 5 0 221 260
San Diego 4 7 0 249
275
Kansas City 4 7 0 153 265

(updated 11.27.2011 at 11:26 PM EST)


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