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Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings

10/5/2010

ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 5 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Power Ranking: 10

  • My Power Ranking range: 5-7.

  • Why: The Chiefs are creeping up the rankings. They could take a big leap up with a win at Indianapolis on Sunday.

San Diego Chargers

  • Power Ranking: 12

  • My Power Ranking range: 8-10

  • Why: The Chargers have the top-ranked offense and defense in the NFL. Besides the slop, this is a fine, fine team.

Denver Broncos

  • Power Ranking: 21

  • My Power Ranking range: 15-19

  • Why: The Broncos have shown they are a competitive outfit. They are not terrible.

Oakland Raiders

  • Power Ranking: 29

  • My Power Ranking range: 26-28

  • Why: The Raiders are showing signs of improvement, but they are still mistake-filled.