AFC West Standings

Week one of the NFL has concluded here are the current standings in the AFC West

1. Denver 1-0
2. Kansas City 1-0
3. San Diego 0-1
4. Oakland 0-1

What did we lean about the teams in the AFC West this week?

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1. Denver 1-0
Denver came out swinging and proved why they are a favorite to win both the AFC West and the Super Bowl as they thumped the Super Bowl Champions at home. Manning was fantastic as he threw an NFL record 7 touchdowns. Denver is a force to be reckoned with, and they will be a hard team to beat.

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2. Kansas City 1-0
Kansas City impressed a lot of fans this weekend as they thumped the Jaguars 28-2. Jacksonville’s only points came on a blocked punt that went out of the end zone. The Chiefs played well on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith came as advertised and was efficient, throwing for two scores and a passer rating of 94.4. He has shown that he is the leader this team has needed. The defense as well was in beast mode as they got six sacks, two interceptions, one of which, by Tamba Hali, was returned for a score.

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3. San Diego 0-1
San Diego played hard against the visiting Texans; however in the end it was not enough to hold on for the win. Philip Rivers looked like his old self in the the Ken Whisehunt offense. However the Texans held on to make the biggest comeback in franchise history and get the win over the Chargers. Despite Rivers’ one interception, he still threw for 195 yards and four touchdowns. It was a tough loss but the Chargers proved you shouldn’t write them off just yet.

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4. Oakland 0-1
The Raiders lost a close game to the Colts. Terrell Pryor looked like he was the right decision for the Raiders, but turnovers were the story of this game, as Pryor threw two picks, one of which was right at the end of the game as they were driving. One thing about this Raiders team is that they are not giving up: the Raiders of old would have turned over, being down, but this team fought back. Look for them to keep fighting in tough games as the season progresses.

Topics: AFC West, Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Chris Tarrants

    The only problem with the whole thing is that Denver didn’t beat the Super Bowl champs! They beat the Ravens who were stripped of most of there talent and play makers, missing Reed, Lewis, just on the defensive side is enough to cripple most defenses but they also lost play makers in offense too. I’m taking nothing away from Denver but lets be real they beat a team that is hurting, let them dominate a real defense before we go all out of Denver being Super Bowl favorites. Lol besides last time I checked Peyton is a choke artist in the playoffs anyways so they will NOT make it to the bowl and I would bet serious money on that one

    • superman_25_58

      They also lost the most physical and IMO most feared safety in the league in Benard Pollard as well. This dude just knocks the crap out of people with him gone I think teams feel a little better about going over the middle.

      • Chris Tarrants

        Yeah just imagine if we kept Pollard and Page, those two were the hardest hitting duo I can remember

  • Danny W

    How did the Raiders look penalty wise? Still the same old undisciplined football or have they eliminated beating themselves? Thanks for the write up.

  • GDL40

    After those performances by both the Raiders and Chargers what we really learned is that it’s not going to be easy to end up 2nd in the division and maybe fight for a wild card (Denver at the top seems obvious)…..

  • Derek Jamison

    AFC West is shaping up to be a tough division.

    • Priest4Prez

      Entertaining at the moment but I wouldn’t say tough. So help us if we don’t sweep the Raiders….

  • berttheclock

    Excuse me, but, that one interception thrown by Rivers turned the game. The Bolts were moving and Rivers threw a Pick 6. That was a throwback to the Rivers of old. It changed the momentum.

  • berttheclock

    One thing I appreciate when reading NFL records, as opposed to trying to decipher college records, is the lack of emphasis attached to the NFL win. One is not awarded extra points because they beat a highly regarded team and one does not lose points for defeating what is generally considered to be a lesser team. In the NFL, a win is a win is a win regardless of the record of the opposing team.

  • w1LLz

    My Bolts swallowed a tough and embarrassing loss last night and I’ve already read a lot of fan comments who’ve completely given up on our season and Team. Maybe it’s out of pity but for the second time today, way to show your class Nick. You could’ve piled it on the Bolts but you didn’t. Thanks.

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