The Kansas City Chiefs have seen their lead in the AFC West evaporate after losing two in a row to the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos respectively.
Todd Haley’s team will look to get back on track this Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals. A win would put the Chiefs at 6-4 whereas a loss would drop them to a .500 record at 5-5.
What about the rest of the AFC West?
We’ll break it down after the jump.
Oakland Raiders 5-4
A glance at the standing would seem to indicate the Raiders are tied with the Chiefs for the division lead but if the season ended today, Oakland would be the AFC West champs thanks to their victory over KC.
Oakland looks to extend their lead this weekend but they face tall task as they must travel to Pittsburgh to battle the Steelers. Pittsburgh lost last week to the New England Patriots so they will also be looking to get things back on track.
The Raiders are playing good football but I think going on the road to Pittsburgh will be too much for the this weekend.
Steelers get the win, Oakland falls to 5-5.
San Diego Chargers (4-5) and Denver Broncos (3-6)
These two division foes play each other as Denver will travel to San Diego for a Monday night football showdown. This could be an explosive game as it will feature two of the leagues most potent offenses.
The Chargers are making their usual late season charge and they’ll hope to keep it up by beating the Broncos to return t0 climb to .500.
The Broncos are looking to return to relevance and can’t really afford to lose ore than one more game.
It would be better for the Chiefs if the Chargers lost Monday night. Falling to the Broncos would put San Diego at 4-6 with a game against the Colts still looming on their schedule. The Broncos probably don’t have the fire power to climb the division ladder at this point so KC fans should reluctantly root for the Broncos Monday.
Unfortunately, the Chargers play really well at home and unless they find a way t shoot themselves in the foot, they’ll like win a shootout with Denver.
Chargers get the win, move to 5-5.
When the dust settles:
What do you think Addicts? How will the AFC West shake out this week?