By the numbers: Best in the West

October, 3, 2012
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Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 4:

Passing yards
  • Player: Peyton Manning, Denver
  • Yards: 1,162
  • Comment: Manning looked brilliant and comfortable in Week 4.
Rushing yards
  • Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
  • Yards: 415
  • Comment: Charles is second in the NFL in this category.
Receptions
  • Player: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City
  • Yards: 342
  • Comment: Bowe is quietly putting together a nice season.
Tackles
  • Player: Phillip Wheeler, Oakland
  • Total: 34
  • Comment: The linebacker has been the bright spot on a poor defense.
Sacks
  • Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City
  • Sacks: 4
  • Comment: Houston didn’t have a sack in Week 4 after getting three in Week 3.
Interceptions
  • Player: Antoine Cason, San Diego; Eric Weddle, San Diego
  • Interceptions: 2
  • Comment: These two players are a big reason the Chargers’ defense is improved.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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