AFC Standings, Week 5: KC Chiefs take over top conference spot

What do the AFC West standings and the AFC playoff standings look like after the fourth week of the NFL season and where do the KC Chiefs stack up?
Kansas City Chiefs v New York Jets
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The Kansas City Chiefs had a dominant victory in Week 3 and aimed to improve to 3-1 against the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football. After the conclusion of Week 3, the Chiefs were in first place in the AFC West. What was the result of their Week 4 matchup and how do they stack up against other teams in the AFC?

In the AFC, Week 4 featured four inter-conference clashes and six intra-conference matches. There were also three 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 5

1. Kansas City Chiefs (3-1)

2. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)

3. Las Vegas Raiders (1-3)

4. Denver Broncos (1-3)

The Denver Broncos came back from down 21 to earn their first win of the season in Chicago. The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Las Vegas Raiders in the battle of 1-2 AFC West teams. The Kansas City Chiefs squeaked by the New York Jets despite a poor game from Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs are still the kings of the West. The Broncos are still not a good team and neither are the Raiders. The Chargers have found their groove but aren't as good as Kansas City.

According to, the Chiefs are the clear favorites to win the division at 81.2%. They're followed by the Chargers at 16.6%, the Raiders at 1.6%, and the Broncos at 0.6%.