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By the numbers: Best in the West

12/28/2010

Here are the AFC West leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 16:

PASSING YARDS

Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 4,397

What does it mean: Rivers trails Peyton Manning by 39 yards for the NFL lead.

RUSHING YARDS

Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Yards: 1,303

What does it mean: Charles trails Arian Foster by 56 yards for the NFL lead.

RECEIVING YARDS

Player: Brandon Lloyd, Denver

Yards: 1,375

What does it mean: Lloyd leads the NFL in this category.

TACKLES

Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City and D.J. Williams, Denver

Tackles: 116

What does it mean: These two linebackers are still deadlocked.

Sacks

Player: Tamba Hali, Kansas City

Sacks: 12

What does it mean: Hali pulled in front of San Diego’s Shaun Phillips with a sack Sunday.

INTERCEPTIONS

Player: Eric Berry, Kansas City and Antoine Cason, San Diego

Interceptions: 4

What does it mean: Berry caught up to Cason with a spectacular 54-yard return for a touchdown Sunday.