A weekly update on the AFC West, to keep up with the division and discuss the chances of the Oakland Raiders grabbing a playoff spot.
The Raiders blew a golden opportunity to move to 2-0 for the first time since 2002 by dropping a game at home to the Atlanta Falcons. After the Broncos and Chargers both won and the Chiefs joined the Raiders with a loss, the AFC West looks like a race to the finish.
The Broncos defense is once again stalwart. The Raiders, to be kind, is not. The Chiefs and Chargers are both somewhat confusing teams at this point.
What does it all mean? After two weeks it’s hard to predict much in the long haul, but there are markers for all teams that bear watching.