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Explaining my AFC West power rankings

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The following is a look at why I placed the AFC West teams where I did in the Week 16 NFL power rankings:

Denver Broncos

  • Power ranking: 17

  • Where I ranked them: I had the Broncos 16th. They should slip some down the rankings after not showing very well against a very good Carolina team.

San Diego Chargers

  • Power ranking: 21

  • Where I ranked them: I had San Diego 20th. That was an impressive win. I had eight-loss San Diego ranked higher than seven-loss Washington.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Power ranking: 28

  • Where I ranked them: Kansas City just can't finish. But it is playing decent football. Considering that the Chiefs are a two-win team, they're fairly ranked at No. 29.

Oakland Raiders

  • Power ranking: 30

  • Where I ranked them: I had Oakland ranked 30th. The Raiders are getting worse. Is there time for them to catch Detroit as the league's worst team?