2021 NFL Preview: AFC West

Predicted order of finish:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)
  2. Los Angeles Chargers (they should STILL be in San Diego, dammit — oh yeah, 11-6)
  3. Las Vegas Raiders (8-9)
  4. Denver Broncos (7-10)


As much as I like the Chargers, this division (and arguably the AFC) is the Chiefs‘ to lose. Until any of these teams could slow down QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Travis Kelce, and WR Tyreek Hill, Kansas City could damn near moonwalk to another division title.

I think the Chargers are fine offensively. QB Justin Herbert is a stud in the making, and it helps that he has Keenan Allen to throw the rock to. If the Chargers could stay healthy defensively, they could really challenge the Chiefs. Joey Bosa’s racist ass could get to the passer unlike most, and as long as they could generate pressure up front the Chargers could use the blueprint the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used in the Super Bowl to stop Kansas City.

The Raiders and Broncos are both competent QBs away from making some serious noise in this division. The only difference between the two squads is that one has a coach with a lot more job security (Jon Gruden).

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