Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings


ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 14 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

Kansas City Chiefs

• Power Ranking: 11

• My Power Ranking range: 9-11

• Why: It’s time the Chiefs started getting some more respect.

San Diego Chargers

• Power Ranking: 14

• My Power Ranking range: 16-18

• Why: There’s no way San Diego should be ranked higher than Oakland this week.

Oakland Raiders

• Power Ranking: 16

• My Power Ranking range: 15-17

• Why: The Raiders have a legitimate beef here. They swept the Chargers, including an easy win in San Diego on Sunday.

Denver Broncos

• Power Ranking: 28

• My Power Ranking range: 28-30

• Why: And this is how the Josh McDaniel’s’ era ends.