Best in the AFC West, by the numbers

October, 22, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here is a look at the AFC West leaders in a few categories after Week 7:

Passing yards

Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: He has thrown for 1,862 yards.
  • What does it mean? Cutler was limited after injuring his finger on the first play of the game in Denver's lopsided loss at New England on Monday. Still, Cutler is second in the NFL in passing yardage.

Rushing yards

LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

  • The numbers: He has rushed for 446 yards.
  • What does it mean? Tomlinson is 13th in the NFL in rushing but second in the AFC behind the Titans' Chris Johnson. Tomlinson's numbers are down this season because of a turf toe he suffered on opening day.

Receptions

Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: Marshall has 49 receptions.
  • What does it mean? Marshall leads the NFL in receptions despite missing one game due to a league suspension.

Tackles

D.J. Williams, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: Williams has 69 tackles.
  • What does it mean? Williams leads the NFL in tackles. However, it is not helping Denver's porous defense.

Sacks

Kalimba Edwards, Oakland Raiders

  • The numbers: Edwards has four sacks.
  • What does it mean? With Derrick Burgess out, Edwards has given Oakland some much-needed pass rushing juice.

Interceptions

DeAngelo Hall, Oakland Raiders

  • The numbers: Hall has three interceptions.
  • What does it mean? Hall intercepted Brett Favre in the fourth quarter Sunday to break the division lead with San Diego cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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