The Kansas City Chiefs bounced back in Week 2 with a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 3, they aimed to defeat the Chicago Bears and go to 2-1.
Heading into Week 3, the Chiefs were tied for first in the AFC West and also tied for a wild card spot in the AFC. In the AFC, Week 3 featured four inter-conference clashes and six intra-conference matches. There were also two AFC divisional showdowns.
What were the results of this past week's games and how do the AFC West and AFC standings shape up? Which AFC teams have already put themselves in a solid position and which teams are already falling behind this early in the season?
AFC West standings, heading into Week 4
1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)
2. Las Vegas Raiders (1-2)
3. Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)
4. Denver Broncos (0-3)
The Kansas City Chiefs absolutely destroyed the poor Chicago Bears in the presence of Taylor Swift. The Los Angeles Chargers earned their first win of the season in Minnesota. The Denver Broncos allowed 70 points in an embarrassing defeat in Miami. The Las Vegas Raiders fell short against the Steelers.
If the Chiefs' defense continues to play as well as it has, they will be extremely difficult to defeat. The Chargers are starting to climb out of their 0-2 hole. The Broncos are a hot mess and their season is already over. The Raiders aren't going to get it done with Josh McDaniels and Jimmy Garappolo.
According to TeamRankings.com, the Chiefs are the clear favorites to win the division at 76.9%. They're followed by the Chargers at 19.3%, the Raiders at 3.2%, and the Broncos at 0.6%.