The rest of the division will stumble
The Los Angeles Chargers aside, the AFC West isn’t a very competitive division, and we shouldn’t expect the Raiders and Broncos to continue to play exemplary football moving forward. With the Chiefs just two games back from 1st place and plenty of football to play, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility for the Chargers to drop a couple of games while the Chiefs collect wins to move into position to win the division. With a game against LA still on the schedule, the Chiefs could be in for a late-season, Week 14 showdown to determine the AFC West crown.
Outside of LA, considering the turmoil surrounding the Raiders as of late, it’s likely the cloud hanging over this season will be too much to overcome for them to make any sort of run at a division title. As for the Broncos, they are just too many offensive pieces away from playoff contention, and Teddy Bridgewater looks to be just another stopgap as the Broncos look for a long-term QB solution. The other 3 teams in the division have played well through 5 weeks, but, that trend won’t continue.
Sure, the Chiefs have stumbled through 5 games, however, there is still plenty to be hopeful for with much of the season still left to play.