AFC West Preview: How Each Team Got Better And Worse So Far

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Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball as Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) attempts the tackle during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The AFC West has quickly become one of the best divisions in football, seeing that three teams made the playoffs last year and three of the four starting quarterbacks were voted to the pro-bowl.

Denver has arguably the greatest quarterback of all time under center and made it to the Super Bowl. The Chargers emerged from the depths with the resurrection of Phillip Rivers, and excellent coaching from first year guy Mike McCoy. Oakland, well, they were Oakland and Kansas City found themselves in a division race with the Denver ultimately reaching the playoffs in one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history. It’s hard to say that 2014 will be anything close to that but we do know that it won’t be a cake walk to win the West.

Today we’ll taking a look at all four teams in the AFC West explaining how they got better and worse so far this off season, and a brief look at what position each team is looking to take in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. To begin the preview, simply click “next” below, or, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate. 

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  • Roc

    *correction, Denver has arguably the greatest regular season QB of all time

  • tm1946

    Sort of looks like Denver and the rest. Problem is teams that lost key players will not be up to speed when season starts. Could mean losses against average or better opponents while the HC gets the bugs out of their system. So Denver, SD, then KC and Oakland, only raiders seem to have enough wildcard players who could produce to move up.

  • mnelson52

    I’m still trying to figure out why people think Vance Walker is an upgrade over Jackson. He is not better

    2012 sacks passes defensed tackles assts

    Walker 3 1 21 11
    Jackson 3 3 31 12
    2013
    Walker 3 0 29 11
    Jackson 4 3 24 9

    I might note that Jackson got his sacks and PDs while not being in for obvious pass plays.