A visual roundup of how the AFC West fared in Week 11.
The Denver Broncos may still sit atop the AFC West standings, but the tides have turned for the middle of the divisional pack. With a four-game winning streak, the Kansas City Chiefs have pulled away from the Oakland Raiders for second place, while the Raiders continue to fall.
Here's how the AFC West fared in Week 11:
Denver Broncos (8-2)
Last Outing: W 17-15 @ Chicago (4-6)
Standouts: After a two-game skid, the Broncos saw a return to form on both sides of the ball. Led by quarterback Brock Osweiler in his first-career NFL start, the Broncos completed their first turnover-free game of the season. The defense also saw their first turnovers in three games with an interception by inside linebacker Danny Trevathan and a forced fumble from outside linebacker Von Miller that was recovered by defensive end Malik Jackson.
Up Next: As teams streak towards the playoffs, the Broncos will host the New England Patriots (10-0) – an AFC matchup that could prove critical down the stretch.
- Allie Raymond
Kansas City Chiefs (5-5)
Last outing: W 33-3 @ San Diego
Standouts: A week after a dominant showing on a division rival's home turf, the Chiefs did it again in San Diego. With running back Charcandrick leaving the game with an injury, Spencer Ware filled in aptly with 96 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, outside linebacker Justin Houston had a pick-six and Tamba Hali had two sacks. It was a thoroughly dominant performance. They even got a touchdown on a handoff to 346-pound nose tackle Dontari Poe, who dove—yes, dove—over the pile at the goal line.
Up next: The Chiefs have flipped a five-game skid into a four-game win streak, and they'll look to add to it as they host the Bills (5-5).
- Ben Swanson
Oakland Raiders (4-6)
Last Outing: L 18-13 @ Detroit (3-7)
Standouts: The Raiders continue their trend downward after falling to the Lions, their third-straight loss. Detroit was able to hold the Raiders to season lows in yards (214), yards rushing (50), yards passing (164) and first downs (13). Wide receiver Seth Roberts was a bright spots for the Silver and Black offense with two catches for 54 yards, including a 43-yard catch.
Up Next: The Raiders will look to bounce back in Tennessee as the Titans (2-8) play host on Sunday.
- Allie Raymond
**San Diego Chargers (2-8)
The Broncos topped the Bears, 17-15 at Soldier Field. Here are the top shots of the game.
Last outing: L 33-3 vs. Kansas City
Standouts: There were expectations that the Chargers would look refreshed after their bye week, but they could not have looked more stale in Sunday's 30-point drubbing. The running game managed just 52 yards while quarterback Philip Rivers was hounded by pressure without his top receivers to help downfield to help out. The closest San Diego got to the goal line was at the Kansas City 34-yard line.
Up next: With their losing streak now at six games, the Chargers will head to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars (4-6).
- Ben Swanson