Best in the AFC West, by the numbers


Posted by ESPN .com's Bill Williamson

Here is a look at the AFC West leaders in a few categories after Week 9:

Passing yards

Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos
The numbers: He has thrown for 2,169 yards.
What does it mean? Cutler has thrown for 131 more yards than San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers. Cutler is fourth passing yardage in the NFL and Rivers is fifth.

Rushing yards

LaDainian Tomlinson
The numbers: He has 551 yards
What does it mean: Tomlinson hopes for many more yards in the second half. He is close to being completely healthy after dealing with a turf toe injury since Week 1.


Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos
The numbers: Marshall has 51 catches.
What does it mean? Marshall's numbers have slipped some. He was held to a season low two catches against Miami on Sunday.


D.J. Williams, Denver Broncos
The numbers: The weakside linebacker has 77 tackles.
What does it mean: Williams is tied for the NFL lead in tackles but he will miss 3-4 weeks with a MCL in his knee. It is a shame because he is having a Pro Bowl season and he is one of the few standouts on Denver's defense.


Kalimba Edwards, Oakland Raiders
The numbers: Edwards has five sacks.
What does it mean: Edwards has been one of Oakland's better players. He is a very solid pass rusher.


DeAngelo Hall, Oakland Raiders
The numbers: Hall has three interceptions.
What does it mean: Interception numbers are down and Hall, who may be cut as soon as Wednesday, is clearly the top ball magnet in the division this season.