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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By the numbers: Best in West

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 6:

Passing yards

Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 1,536

What does it mean: Rivers needs to continue to work on cutting down on his turnovers.

Rushing yards

Player: Darren McFadden, Oakland

Yards: 610

What does it mean: He is leading Buffalo’s Fred Jackson by 9 yards for the NFL lead.

Receptions

Player: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Yards: 420

What does it mean: The Chiefs need Bowe to stay hot.

Tackles

Player: Tyvon Branch, Oakland

Total: 47

What does it mean: Branch is coming on strong for the Raiders.

Sacks

Player: Von Miller, Denver and Richard Seymour, Oakland

Sacks: 5

What does it mean: Seymour couldn’t take the lead in Week 6.

Interceptions

Player: Brandon Flowers, Kansas City and Eric Weddle, San Diego

Interceptions: 2

What does it mean: These are two of the better play-making defensive backs in the division.