With most of the key performers in the AFC West likely done with their preseason play, here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories:
Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego.
What does it mean: Rivers has been terrific in the preseason and he looks primed to have another big season.
Player: Ryan Mathews, San Diego
What does it mean: The No. 12 overall pick has looked very fluid. The Chargers think they have a star on their hands.
Player: Jabar Gaffney, Denver
What does it mean: Expect Gaffney to be a top target of Kyle Orton.
Player: Darry Beckwith, San Diego
What does it mean: The young linebacker has made a serious push to make the roster.
Player: Kamerion Wimbley, Oakland
What does it mean: Wimbley, acquired from Cleveland in a trade during the offseason, is second in the league with four sacks.
Player: Stevie Brown, Oakland
What does it mean: The rookie has been impressive and he has made a strong push to make the roster.