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Thursday, September 13, 2012
One player to watch

By Bill Williamson

One player to watch from each AFC West team in Week 2:

Denver linebacker Wesley Woodyard: Give Woodyard a lot of credit. He played great for the suspended D.J. Williams against Pittsburgh. Woodyard had a game-high 12 tackles. He also had a sack. Woodyard has mostly been a special-teamer. Denver is counting on him as Williams faces, at least, another five games of suspension. So far, so good.

Kansas City running back Peyton Hillis: Hillis had a slow debut for the Chiefs in a loss to Atlanta. He had seven carries for 16 yards. He never really got in a rhythm. I don’t think it is a problem. He should be fine, but it would be nice to see him make an impact at Buffalo.

Oakland tight end Brandon Myers: Myers had five catches for 65 yards. He stretched the field nicely. The Raiders need a tight end to develop as a receiver and it could be Myers who is a strong blocker and who has flashed in the receiving game. If he can become consistent receiver, Oakland’s offense will enjoy an added dimension.

San Diego linebacker Shaun Phillips: The veteran had two sacks against Oakland. The Chargers drafted Melvin Ingram and he has a strong burst. If Phillips can provide a strong pass rush against Tennessee, the Chargers should have continued success.