NFL standings: Kansas City Chiefs remain atop AFC West despite Patriots loss

Week 6 is now in the books and, despite losing, the Kansas City Chiefs still remain atop the AFC West. Let’s take a look at the NFL Standings.

The Kansas City Chiefs went into Foxborough on Sunday night and lost to the New England Patriots. However, the Chiefs’ record 5-1 is still good enough to lead the AFC West and, for that matter, the entire AFC.

Elsewhere in the Chiefs division, the AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers kept pace with a win over the Cleveland Browns to advance to 4-2 overall, just one game behind K.C. The Denver Broncos lost a close one against the Los Angeles Rams and fell to 2-4. The Oakland Raiders lost in blowout fashion against the Seattle Seahawks to fall to a 1-5 record.

The Chiefs lost a close one in a shootout against the Patriots. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got off to a slow start, but finished strong with a final stat line of 23/36 completions for 352 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill had a day, catching 7 of Mahomes’ passes for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Running back Kareem Hunt continues to own the Patriots, as he had another stellar performance, rushing 10 times for 80 yards and catching 5 passes for 105 yards and 1 touchdown. Hunt now has a total of 431 yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns when in Foxborough. Despite the great offensive performance, the Chiefs’ defense came up short and the Chiefs fell 43-40.

The Chargers finally made all of their kicks, which is something head coach Anthony Lynn commented on after the game. Philip Rivers had a good day, completing 11/20 passes for 207 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Running back Melvin Gordon continued his great season, rushing 18 times for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns, while also catching 2 passes for 18 yards. The Chargers got ahead of the Browns early and never looked back, winning 38-14.

The Broncos trailed 13-3 by the end of the first half, but almost came back in the second half to win the game. Quarterback Case Keenum completed 25/41 attempts for 322 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Despite the day being cold, the Broncos could not get the run going against a tough L.A. Rams defense. Running back Royce Freeman led the way for the Broncos rushing with 9 carries for only 22 yards. The Broncos fell short of their comeback and lost 23-20.

The Raiders season continues to spiral out of control, as they were blown out in London. The Raiders’ offensive line couldn’t hold a block for quarterback Derek Carr, allowing him to be sacked 6 times and lose two fumbles. Carr finished the day with 23/31 completions for 142 yards. Marshawn Lynch got the ball 13 times, but ultimately wasn’t able run much due to the Raiders falling behind early. Lynch finished with only 45 rushing yards. The Raiders only scored once on a 43-yard field goal by kicker Matt McCrane and fell t the Seahawks 27-3.

Here are the NFL standings around the league: