The Kansas City Chiefs scored a crucial victory last night over the San Diego Chargers, and they now find themselves back atop of the AFC West standings.
The Chiefs started the 2010 season with a win over the Chargers on Monday Night Football. Todd Haley’s team never looked back, and they remained in first place for the rest of the season and secured the AFC West Championship.
This season KC started in an 0-3 hole and for a while it looked like a repeat as division champs was impossible.
Only nobody told the Chiefs that.
We’ll review the new AFC West standings after the jump.
Kansas City Chiefs 4-3
San Diego Chargers 4-3
Oakland Raiders 4-3
Denver Tebows 2/5
Technically the Raiders are below the Chiefs based on a head-to-head tie-breaker. However tie-breakers don’t really come into play until, well, there is a tie at the end of the season.
The good news is that the Chiefs are finished with the Chargers and managed to split the season series last night. That could help them down the road should they finish with the same record as San Diego.
There is still a lot of football to be played and all three current division leaders face some tough contests down the stretch.
It’s been a wild season so far, and things aren’t likely to calm down any time soon. Look for a tight stretch run in the AFC West.