The AFC West remains a three-team race, but it is fast becoming a two-team sprint to the finish. The Denver Broncos are out of the picture and at best can finish 8-8. Both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers should have no problem winning over eight games.
With the way the Chargers have looked over the last couple of weeks and especially on Sunday night against Peyton Manning and the Colts, I believe San Diego will overtake the Kansas City Chiefs for first place by the end of the season. Philip Rivers is too good of a quarterback and the defense has been playing strong as of late to prevent the team from winning the AFC West. The two teams face each other on Sunday, Dec. 12 and that game could determine the division winner.
The Oakland Raiders' loss to the Miami Dolphins hasn't dealt a deathblow to their postseason aspirations, but they'd likely need to win out their schedule, which includes games on the road against the Chargers and the Chiefs.â†µ
The Denver Broncos are mired at the bottom of the AFC West and appear unlikely to get out of it. The defense has huge issues that aren't easily corrected. Fans' ire with Josh McDaniels increases every week.â†µ
AFC West Standingsâ†µ