By the numbers: Best in West
October, 10, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 5:
- Player: Peyton Manning, Denver
- Yards: 1,507
- Comment: Manning is playing at a high level.
- 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.
- Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver
- Yards: 513
- Comment: He is explosive, but he needs to stop fumbling.
- Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
- Total: 38
- Comment: The Chiefs are quietly improving on defense.
- Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City
- Sacks: 6
- Comment: Houston is becoming a dominant pass-rusher.