Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AFC West games to watch
By Bill Williamson
Here’s a list of some of the most compelling 2012 NFL games involving AFC West teams:
Atlanta at Kansas City
Tony Gonzalez comes back to Kansas City.
Pittsburgh at Denver
The Steelers lost to Tim Tebow in their last game; they return to Denver to help the Broncos usher in the Peyton Manning era.
San Diego at Oakland
I just love these season-opening Monday nighters.
Denver at New England
Manning-Tom Brady has a new look. Still a classic.
San Diego at New Orleans
Philip Rivers-Drew Brees isn’t too shabby, either.
Denver at San Diego
Early-season statement game on a Monday night.
New Orleans at Denver
Manning faces the team that kept a Super Bowl ring from him.
Kansas City at San Diego
Second half of the season starts on a Thursday night.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Chiefs face Todd Haley, their former coach turned Steelers offensive coordinator, on a Monday Night. Should be fun.
Oakland at Cincinnati
Carson Palmer goes back to Cincy to see Hue Jackson, the man who brought him to Oakland.
Denver at Oakland
Rivalry gets a Thursday-night taste.
San Diego at New York Jets
The AFC West’s lone crack at Tebow gets prime-time slot.
Kansas City at Denver, Oakland at San Diego
If this division is as tight in 2012 as it was in 2011, this day will be crucial.