Around the AFC West, Week 2: Raiders collapse, Chiefs win again

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Let’s tour the AFC West as the Broncos get their first “win,” the Chargers lose to the Chiefs, and the Raiders collapse in hilarious fashion.

Welcome back to Week 2 of Around the AFC West. As you all know, we are sitting alone at the top of the AFC West (as it should be) as we watched the rest of the division struggle in Week 2. While I thought we would see a Raiders victory over a pretty poor Cardinals team and a Broncos victory over a poor Texans team, the outcomes were…baffling. Let’s dive in.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers and the Chiefs squared off on the first Thursday Night Football game hosted by Amazon Prime. It was the Chiefs’ home opener pitting two of the hottest teams in the AFC against each other. The Chargers came out swinging – throwing everything they could at the Chiefs. And frankly, at halftime, I felt thankful the Chargers were only up 3. The Chargers looked like the better team and looked like they should be winning.

However, a series of unfortunate events transpired for the Chargers, including an ill-timed pick-six that we are now blaming on Gerald Everett. Let’s watch the film:

From the Chargers’ perspective, this was bad and it just got worse. Herbert took a rough landing and suffered a rib cartilage fracture. Despite this, he did everything in his power to will his team to a comeback win including this touchdown.

Despite Herbert’s best efforts, however, the Chargers came out as losers and now are 1-1 on the season. Props, though, to Herbert for his toughness.

Next week, the Chargers take on Jacksonville, a team coming off a beat down of the Colts. It will certainly be a tough test for Trevor Lawrence, but I do see a Chargers victory on Sunday.

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