Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Best in the West
By Bill Williamson
Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 1:
Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego.
What does it mean: Rivers wasn’t sharp for the entire game, but he was when the Chargers most needed him to be.
Player: Darren McFadden, Oakland
What does it mean: The brilliant McFadden leads the NFL in rushing.
Player: Brandon Lloyd, Denver
What does it mean: Lloyd wants to show 2010 wasn’t a fluke.
Player: Takeo Spikes, San Diego
What does it mean: The fiery inside linebacker had a tremendous debut for the Chargers.
Player: Richard Seymour, Oakland
What does it mean: He is the leader of a dynamic front four.
Player: Matt Giordano, Oakland; Shaun Phillips, San Diego; Brandon Flowers, Kansas City
What does it mean: It’s way too early to tell.