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AFC West Roundup: Week 2

The Broncos got their first win in the division in Week 2, and the rest of the AFC West teams sitting at 1-1.

Denver Broncos (2-0)

Last outing:31-24 W @ Kansas City


Standouts:** After the defense set the tone and scored the Broncos' lone touchdown in Week 1, the offese was more efficient in Week 2. Falling behind 14-0 in the first half, Manning connected with Emmanuel Sanders and Virgil Green to tie the game before halftime. Late in the fourth quarter, the Broncos needed a touchdown to tie and Manning conducted a smooth 80-yard, two-minute drive capped by Emmanuel Sanders' 19-yard score. But the defense would win the game, with ILB Brandon Marshall forcing a fumble on Jamaal Charles and CB Bradley Roby returning the fumble for the game-winning touchdown.

Up next:The Broncos head out on the road again, traveling to Detroit to face a hungry Lions team (0-2) for their home opener.

Oakland Raiders (1-1)

Last outing:37-33 W vs. Baltimore


Standouts:** A week after the Ravens took part in a grueling defensive bout with the Broncos, the Raiders greeted Baltimore with a shootout. QB Derek Carr connected with Amari Cooper for a 68-yard touchdown on the first drive and then kept them on their heels for much of the game. With 26 seconds left, Carr threw the game-winning touchdown to WR Seth Roberts. Carr finished with 351 passing yards and three touchdowns with one interception, and WR Michael Crabtree and Cooper each finished with a touchdown and more than 100 yards receiving.

Up next: Like every other AFC West team, the Raiders are on the road, traveling to take on the Browns (1-1) in Cleveland.

San Diego Chargers (1-1)

Last outing:24-19 L @ Cincinnati


Standouts:** An early muffed punt put the Chargers looking to catch up and an inability to capitalize on turnovers put San Diego in a tough situation on the road. QB Philip Rivers did a good job keeping the Chargers close, but matched two touchdowns with two turnovers. Rookie RB Melvin Gordon had a solid game, rushing for 88 yards on 16 carries (5.5-yard average).

Up next: The Chargers head to Minneapolis to the TCF Bank Stadium, the temporary home of the Vikings (1-1).

Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

Last outing:31-24 L vs. Denver


Standouts:** With 125 rushing yards and a touchdown, Jamaal Charles had an impressive performance against a stingy Broncos defense. However, he had two costly fumbles, including one that gave the Broncos the win. Cornerback Marcus Peters also impressed with an interception returned 55 yards for a touchdown.

Up next: The Chiefs travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers (2-0) on Monday Night Football.

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