Some people may be surprised to see the Los Angeles Chargers all the way up at number three on this list, but they shouldn’t be. The Chargers are 8-5 and control their own destiny in the AFC West. With a head-to-head win over the Chiefs already in their pocket, a win this Thursday over KC would pull them even record-wise and they would own the tiebreaker. After the Chiefs game, their schedule isn’t that bad either.
- vs Kansas City Chiefs
- at Houston Texans
- vs Denver Broncos
- at Las Vegas Raiders
So if the Chargers take care of business against the Chiefs on Thursday this is still a team that could run the table and competes for the top overall seed in the AFC. They have a defensive-minded coach, an elite pass rusher, a talented young quarterback, and some great weapons around him on offense. The Chargers are still very much a threat in the AFC.
Next up, a legit threat to win the AFC top seed.