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AFC West Roundup: Week 12

The Broncos got a huge win against the Patriots, the Chiefs continued their huge win streak and the rest of the division got wins, too.

The AFC West's four teams came out of Week 12 with four wins. For the Broncos, they kept their three-game lead and knocked off the Patriots. The Chiefs eclipsed the .500 mark and the Raiders ended their losing streak to stay close to Kansas City. Meanwhile, San Diego won its first game since Oct. 4.

Denver Broncos (9-2)

Last outing: W 30-24 vs. Patriots (10-1)


Standouts:** In stunning fashion, Denver brought an end to New England's undefeated run Sunday night. Quarterback Brock Osweiler made his second career start and led a 14-point fourth-quarter comeback to give the Broncos a go-ahead score with 1:09 remaining in regulation. The running game produced 179 rushing yards, including running back C.J. Anderson's game-winning TD on a 48-yard sweep.

The defense also had an outstanding night despite game-ending injuries to nose tackle Sylvester Williams and safety T.J. Ward. Defensive end Derek Wolfe led the team in tackles with eight total (six solo) and had one of the team's three sacks.

Kansas City Chiefs (6-5)


Last outing: W 30-22 vs. Bills (5-6)

Standouts: With a 17-point run over the second and third quarters, the Chiefs left behind an early deficit and built a commanding lead to get their fifth straight win. It wasn't the type of win we usually see from the Chiefs, where their defense leads the way, but QB Alex Smith was able to throw for two touchdowns, the offensive line gave up just one sack and RB Spencer Ware ran for 114 rushing yards and one touchdown as they held the Bills to a scoreless fourth quarter to ensure victory.

Up next: The Chiefs and their winning streak head to the Black Hole to take on the Raiders.

Oakland Raiders (5-6)


Last outing: W 24-21 @ Tennessee

Standouts: QB Derek Carr once again showcased late-game heroics for Oakland in comeback victory over the Titans, this time leading a 90-yard drive that ended with a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Seth Roberts with 1:27 left in the game. The defense forced two interceptions from rookie QB Marcus Mariota, including a game-ending pick on the Titans' drive following the go-ahead touchdown by Roberts.

Up next: Oakland returns home to try to put an end to the Chiefs' hot streak, and to get back into contention for a wild-card spot.

San Diego Chargers (3-8)

Last outing: W 31-25 @ Jacksonville (4-7)


Standouts:** The Chargers' six-game losing streak finally came to an end with their road win over the Jaguars. It was San Diego's first road win this season. Unsurprisingly, it was quarterback Philip Rivers leading the Chargers to victory against a subpar Jaguars passing defense. Rivers had 300 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, finding tight end Antonio Gates for two scores and one apiece to wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman.

Up next: San Diego hosts the Broncos (9-2) fresh off a thrilling victory against the previously undefeated Patriots.

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