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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By the numbers: Best in the West

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 15:

Passing yards

Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 4,015

Comment: Rivers is the third quarterback in history to register four straight 4,000-yard seasons.

Rushing yards

Player: Ryan Mathews, San Diego

Yards: 1,033

Comment: We very well may see Mathews in the Pro Bowl.

Receptions

Player: Vincent Jackson, San Diego

Yards: 1,036

Comment: Jackson is quietly having a productive season.

Tackles

Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Total: 119

Comment: Johnson is having a dominant season

Sacks

Player: Tamba Hali, Kansas City

Sacks: 12

Comment: Hali was a monster against Green Bay.

Interceptions

Player: Eric Weddle, San Diego

Interceptions: 7

Comment: Weddle is in a three-way tie for first place in the NFL in this category.