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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings

By Bill Williamson

ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 16 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

San Diego Chargers

Power Ranking: 10

My Power Ranking range: 10-12

Why: San Diego has won six of seven games, but it still needs help to make the playoffs.

Kansas City Chiefs

Power Ranking: 11

My Power Ranking range: 10-12

Why: Fueled by an impressive win at St. Louis, all the Chiefs need to do is keep winning.

Oakland Raiders

Power Ranking: 16

My Power Ranking range: 15-17

Why: The Raiders will have revert to their Week 13 performance at San Diego to beat the Colts.

Denver Broncos

Power Ranking: 31

My Power Ranking range: 31

Why: The fallen Broncos are ranked right where they belong.