Let’s take another trip around the division as the Chiefs remain in the lead in the AFC West, the Broncos and Raiders fall, and the Chargers stay hot.
The Kansas City Chiefs faced their toughest test yet on Sunday Night Football in primetime against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. They were handed their first loss of the season on a last second field goal. While the Chiefs’ perfect season has come to an end, they still remain atop the AFC West.
Let’s take a look at what went on around the AFC West.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers took on first overall pick Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Chargers traveled to Cleveland and picked up their fourth win on the season in a 38-14 blowout. This game has sports media talking. Are the Chargers sneaky Super Bowl contenders?
Philip Rivers continues to have the best season of his career having thrown 11/20 for 207 yards, 2 touchdowns and a late game interception. His two touchdown passes were to Tyrell Williams, one of which was an incredible deep ball into triple coverage that Williams managed to haul in. Tie goes to the receiver?
Melvin Gordon also had himself a day. He managed to put up 132 yards rushing on 18 carries plus an additional 18 yards on 2 receptions. He also added three rushing touchdowns. The Chargers defense also added to this game. Baker Mayfield had little time to throw the ball and was not helped by drops from his receivers.
The Chargers are looking scary. Rivers is on pace to throw 40 touchdowns this season. Gordon looks unstoppable, and the Chargers defense is only looking to get better when Joey Bosa comes back from injury. The Chargers only notable injury came late in the fourth quarter when defensive end Christopher Landrum was shaken up. He is not expected to miss time.
Next week, the Chargers head across the pond to jolly old London to take on the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have certainly been struggling as of late. They are coming off a loss to the Bills in Week 5 and a shutout against the Ravens last week. Marcus Mariota took 11 sacks last week and now he is taking on the Chargers defense. I predict the Chargers will have a happy flight home from London. Game time is 8:30 a.m. (get your coffee and mimosas ready early).