By the numbers: Best in West

October, 10, 2012
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Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 5:

Passing yards
  • Player: Peyton Manning, Denver
  • Yards: 1,507
  • Comment: Manning is playing at a high level.
Rushing yards
  • Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
  • Yards: 551
  • Comment: Charles is first in the NFL in this category and he is a workhorse coming off a major injury.
Receptions
  • Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver
  • Yards: 513
  • Comment: He is explosive, but he needs to stop fumbling.
Tackles
  • Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
  • Total: 38
  • Comment: The Chiefs are quietly improving on defense.
Sacks
  • Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City
  • Sacks: 6
  • Comment: Houston is becoming a dominant pass-rusher.
Interceptions

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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