Heading into Week 2, the Kansas City Chiefs aimed to bounce back against a fellow AFC contender, the Jacksonville Jaguars. After falling in their season opener, an 0-2 start would have been a tough pill to swallow, so they needed to play their best game on Sunday afternoon.
After Week 1, several top contenders in the AFC needed a victory to avoid an 0-2 start to the season. A couple of those teams did earn a win, but some of them did not.
In the AFC, Week 2 started with the Chiefs and Jags. There were seven AFC clashes and only two inter-conference showdowns. Of those games, four were divisional matchups, which will impact division races down the road.
What were the results of this past week's games and how do the AFC West and AFC standings now shape up? Which teams won and which did not? What teams are 0-2 after two weeks, which are 1-1, and which are 2-0?
AFC West Standings, through Week 2
1. Las Vegas Raiders (1-1)
2. Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)
3. Denver Broncos (0-2)
4. Los Angeles Chargers (0-2)
The Kansas City Chiefs earned a much-needed win in Duval against the Jaguars. The Las Vegas Raiders got smoked up in Buffalo. The Chargers fell in overtime to the Titans. The Denver Broncos blew a 21-3 to the Commanders.
After bouncing back, the Chiefs reiterated that they're still the favorites in the AFC West. Neither the Raiders are in for another long season with Josh McDaniels at the helm. The Chargers may need to move on from Brandon Staley if they want to see any real success with Justin Herbert. The Broncos will go nowhere if Russell Wilson continues to play poorly.
According to TeamRankings.com, the Chiefs are still the strong favorites to win the division at 69.8%. They're followed by the Chargers at 16.8%, the Raiders at 7.8%, and the Broncos at 5.7%.