The Broncos stayed perfect on the season and gained more distance between them and the rest of the division. (All photos by AP Images unless otherwise noted)
In a week plagued with losses, the Broncos posted the only win in the AFC West in Week 5 and remain atop the division standings as are one of six undefeated teams remaining in the NFL.
Heading into Week 6, the Raiders will sit out on a bye while the remaining three teams head out on the road.
Here's how the teams fared in Week 5:
Denver Broncos (5-0)
Last outing:W 16-10 at Raiders (2-3)
Standouts:Like a broken record, the Broncos defense again stepped up and made a critical game-changing play in the fourth quarter to secure the win. This game, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. returned an interception 74 yards to the house to put the Broncos up two possessions. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan led the team with 10 combined tackles (seven solo), while four different Broncos got after Oakland quarterback Derek Carr for four sacks.
Up next:The Broncos will look to extend their record to 6-0 with a contest against the Cleveland Browns (2-3).
Oakland Raiders (2-3)
Last outing:L 16-10 vs. Broncos (5-0)
Standouts:Three red-zone stops and no offensive touchdowns allowed courtesy of the defense wasn't enough for the Raiders against the Broncos. Khalil Mack led the charge with six combined tackles and a sack. Safety Charles Woodson made a pair of key interceptions of quarterback Peyton Manning and four combined tackles on the day.
Up next:The Raiders will enjoy a bye for Week 6.
- Allie Raymond
San Diego Chargers (2-3)
Last outing: L 24-20 vs. Steelers (3-2)
The Broncos topped the Raiders in Oakland, 16-10. Here are the best shots of the game.
Standouts: Monday night's heartbreaking home loss as time expired was a blow to the Chargers as they looked to move up in the AFC West standings. Tight end Antonio Gates returned from a four-game suspension and caught two touchdowns in his first game of the season and quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 365 yards, but the defense couldn't hold off the Steelers in the final seconds to secure the win.
Up next: The Chargers will head to Lambeau Field to face the Packers (5-0), one of the six remaining undefeated teams.
Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)
Last outing: L 18-17 vs. Bears (2-3)
Standouts: The loss to Chicago hurts, but the lingering impact is the loss of running back Jamaal Charles to a torn ACL for the remainder of the season. Kansas City led early after a forced fumble on QB Jay Cutler by DE Allen Bailey, which was recovered for a Chiefs touchdown. From there they led for all but the final 18 seconds of the game, giving up a 17-3 lead with the Bears scoring two touchdowns in a matter of three minutes.
Up next:The Chiefs head to Minnesota to take on a promising, improving Vikings team (2-2).
- Ben Swanson