The AFC West standings are extremely tight after Monday night's contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs have now won four straight games with their 23-20 overtime victory against the Chargers. It is a remarkable turnaround for the Chiefs after their 0-3 start. The Chargers, the Chiefs and the Raiders are now all 4-3 and tied for the AFC West lead.
The Chargers appeared ready to keep the AFC West lead when they were just a play or two away from kicking the game-winning field goal, but Philip Rivers made a colossal mistake by fumbling the center-quarterback exchange. The Chiefs were able to get the game into overtime and kick a field goal to win the game.
With the exception of the Chiefs' four-game winning streak, the rest of the AFC West teams are on losing streaks. The Raiders were unable to make a move up or down since they had their bye week on Sunday.
Sadly, the Denver Broncos couldn't make any ground in the standings this week and fell another loss behind after their 45-10 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions. They are now 2-5 this season and face AFC West teams in three out of the next four weeks. The Broncos visit the Raiders on Sunday.
AFC West Standings
(updated 11.1.2011 at 12:23 AM EDT)