Updated 2018 AFC West standings, rankings: Week 6

Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

After week 6 it looks like the AFC West is a two-team race while the other half might need to start looking towards next season.

The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated no more as they lose a close game on Sunday night football to the New England Patriots. The Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes matchup lived up to the hype, and after this game, it is clear that these are currently the two best teams in the AFC.

However, the Los Angeles Chargers look to be establishing themselves as a possible AFC contender as they beat down on the Cleveland Browns 38-14. They now sit at 4-2 and are clearly the only team that can challenge the Chiefs in this division.

The Denver Broncos continued their free fall as they fell at home to the Los Angeles Rams 23-20. After starting 2-0, Denver has now lost four straight and continue to get punished in the run game as Todd Gurley ran for 208 yards on a defense that looks to be a shell of its former self.

Bringing up the rear is the Oakland Raiders who once again put up little effort in their 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London. Oakland now finds themselves as one of the definitive bottom feeders in the league and appear to be in complete rebuild mode.

So here are the standing after week 6:

"Kansas City Chiefs (5-1 overall, 2-0 in AFC West)Los Angeles Chargers (4-2 overall, 1-1 in AFC West)Denver Broncos (2-4 overall, 1-1 in AFC West)Oakland Raiders (1-5 overall, 0-2 in AFC West)"

And here’s where the teams fall in ESPN Updated Power Rankings:

"#3 Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: #2)#8 Los Angeles Chargers (Last Week: #14)#24 Denver Broncos (Last Week: #21)#32 Oakland Raiders (Last Week: #31)"

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The Week 7 slate will not include the Oakland Raiders, who are on bye after losing two straight. The Broncos will kick off Week 7 with a Thursday Night Football tilt on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, the Chargers head to London to  take on the Tennessee Titans, and the Chiefs have a Sunday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.