Week 14 NFL Standings: Denver Broncos Tied For 1st In AFC West With Oakland Raiders But Own Tiebreaker

The Denver Broncos own a share of the AFC West lead after improving to 7-5 on Sunday. They hold the tiebreaker over the Oakland Raiders.

The Denver Broncos defeated the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, 35-32. That gave the Broncos a five-game winning streak and seven wins on the season. It also gave the Broncos a share of the AFC West lead with the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland had entered the week with sole possession of the division, but the Miami Dolphins surprised them with a 34-14 victory on Sunday. The Dolphins had a 34-0 lead until eight minutes were left in the game. Carson Palmer threw two touchdowns passes in roughly four minutes, but it was far too little far too late into the game.

Even though both teams are 7-5, the Broncos are technically in the division lead because they have a better win percentage against the division (the Broncos and the Raiders split the season series). The Raiders are 2-2 with two games left in the division while the Broncos are 3-2 with a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on the last day of the season.

The Chiefs defeated the Chicago Bears, 10-3. Tyler Palko started the game for the Bears but got the quick hook. Kyle Orton entered the game, only to exit immediately after his debut with an injured finger. The Chiefs are 5-7 after the victory.

The San Diego Chargers remain at the bottom of the division for now. They play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football to close out the week.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Denver 7 5 0 256 292
Oakland 7 5 0 274 308
Kansas City 5 7 0 163 268
San Diego 4 7 0 249 275

(updated 12.4.2011 at 7:55 PM EST)


For more on the Denver Broncos, check out Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.