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Week 6 in the AFC West

Posted on: October 13, 2008 10:13 am
Edited on: October 15, 2008 8:22 pm

How did the AFC measure up this Week?

Around the Horn:

This week’s winners include only the San Diego Charger (3-3) who defeated the New England Patriots 30 to 10.  The Denver Broncos (4-2) were defeated by the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-17 and Oakland Raiders (1-4) were defeated by the New Orleans Saints 34 to 3.  The Chiefs (1-4) were off this week.  Not a particularly good showing this week by the AFC West, with the exception the Chargers.  Chargers are turning the heat up on the front runner!  Fumbles and interceptions continue to haunt the Broncos along with defensive issues.  The Jag's David Garrard had all day to find open receivers.  The Raiders debuted their new head coach, but with the same results.  Funny what difference a week makes.  Last week the Chargers wondered if they had traded the wrong Turner.  A win cured the hangover from last week’s loss.

Top Performers:

Individual AFC West team top performers for the Chargers include Philip Rivers.  Rivers ranked 4th overall the week, through for an impressive 306 yards and a touch downs hat trick.  Philip Rivers spread the TDs around to Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd, and Antonio Gates.  Vincent Jackson ranked as the 3rd overall wide reciever this week with 134 yards including a nice 59-yard reception.  LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 74 yards on 20 attempts and added another 44 yards in the passing game.  Nate Kaeding added another 12 point for the Chargers hitting on 3 of 4 field goal attempts and was perfect with 3 extra points.

The Broncos only have one top performer this week, and it’s Michael Pittman.  Pittman finished 5th overall the week and had 109 yards rushing on 20 attempts with 3 receptions for another 16 yards.  I add honorable mention for Brandon Stokley who left the game early with a head injury and Daniel Graham played well with Eddie Royal and Tony Scheffler out.  Cutler continued to have problems with turnovers, and did live up to his self proclaimed comment that his arm was stronger than John Elway’s this week.  You have to walk the walk if you are going to talk the talk.

The Raiders only mustered 3 points so as you can imagine, no top performer for for the Oakland Raiders this week.  The Raiders posted 159 yard passing and 85 yards rushing.

Next weeks match up:

The Raiders at home against the Jets, the Broncos travel to New England, the Chiefs hosting the Tennessee Titans, and the Chargers start a long road trip to Buffalo and then head to London for a home game.  Now that’s a road trip! 

Please note the ranking for individual team performances was done prior to the MNF game and may be subject to change.

Feel free to post how you think your AFC West team will do in Week 7.

Remember if you like it rate it, if you don’t like it start your own!


Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2008 8:18 pm

Week 6 in the AFC West

great blog, its cool to see a perspective of the afc west as a whole, im really hoping the chargers are able to win this week but itll be tough against the bills

go bolts!

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2008 10:24 pm

Week 6 in the AFC West

ALL Day.  Thanks for the words of encouragement.  There's some good talent in the AFC West.  I want to educate folks on the facts.  At the end of the day, the stats will speak for themselves.  For example, all four tight ends in the AFC West are in the NFL's top 10.  But it's not the sexy position.  Cutl
er and Rivers are in the top 5 quarter backs ahead of both Manning's, Favre, and McNabb. I wonder if Cutler and Rivers played for the Colts and Pat if they would be in every TV commercial.  I'm looking for ways to add value to the blog so keep feeding me comments and I'll work them into the post.  Thanks again. - Boozers

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2008 8:50 pm

Week 6 in the AFC West

Boozers, nice post... I like your insight on the rest of west. You are spot on in the categories and I like how you've incorporated the stats for the entire division. I'd be interested in seeing tally of Top Performers from week to week and at the end of the year comparing that count with how their respective team finished. I look forward to hearing your thoughts througout the year.

- ALL Day

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2008 8:10 pm

Week 6 in the AFC West

Thanks for the feed back BCfan2.  I thought about that, but think it could be to much information to track each week.  It's probably best to just leave that to the team pages. 

How are the Bobcat's doing?

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2008 11:30 pm

Week 6 in the AFC West

How about adding key injuries from the games.  You know somthing to get a heads up on for next week.

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