The AFC West will arguably be the toughest division in football next season. So, who’s the team to beat? Is it the Las Vegas Raiders?
The Raiders made headlines this offseason with the bevy of moves that they made. However, history is not on their side. The Kansas City Chiefs have either finished first or second in the division every year since 2013 when Andy Reid took the reins.
That level of dominance can’t simply be set aside for a team that’s trending upward after making the playoffs last season, their first trip since 2016.
For the Chiefs, repeating in the AFC West is going to be tough this season, as they lost some key players on the roster, and the rest of the division improved in a big way. The Denver Broncos brought in Russell Wilson to cure their problems at quarterback, and the Los Angeles Chargers continued to stack their defense.
Here, we look at the Las Vegas Raiders, and whether or not they could be the team to beat in a very tough division this upcoming season.