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By the numbers: Best in the West

12/26/2011

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 16:

Passing yards

Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 4,314

Comment: Rivers is 397 yards from a career high.

Rushing yards

Player: Ryan Mathews, San Diego

Yards: 1,091

Comment: He leads Wills McGahee by 37 yards.

Receptions

Player: Vincent Jackson, San Diego

Yards: 1,077

Comment: Jackson leads Dwayne Bowe by 11 yards.

Tackles

Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Total: 126

Comment: This man is a star.

Sacks

Player: Tamba Hali, Kansas City

Sacks: 12

Comment: Hali leads Von Miller by a half sack.

Interceptions

Player: Eric Weddle, San Diego

Interceptions: 7

Comment: Weddle is in a three-way tie for first place in the NFL in this category.