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.
Another week, another dose of AFC West wins. The Raiders, Broncos, and Chiefs all won in Week 3, while the Chargers lost another tough one. That leaves the Broncos on top at 3-0, with the Raiders and Chiefs right behind at 2-1 and the Chargers in last at 1-2.
Basically, what many expected coming into the season.
I wrote last week that if the Broncos Trevor Siemian started showing signs of being a viable quarterback the rest of the league was in trouble. Then Siemian went out and strafed the Bengals in Cincinnati for over 300 yards and 4 TDs and announced his arrival as a deep-ball threat.
The rest of the league, and the AFC West in particular, look to be in trouble.
But the Raiders defense finally showed up, and the Chiefs defense reverted back to their old dominant form. Philip Rivers continued to march a Chargers offense forward despite them being held together with medical tape. This division really has no weak teams, and the Broncos certainly aren’t guaranteed of anything.
They just look particularly good now that Siemian has shown he can put up points.