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Best in the AFC West, by the numbers

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here is a look at the AFC West leaders in a few categories after Week 15:

Passing yards

Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos

The numbers: He has thrown for 3,851 yards.

What does it mean? Cutler wasn't great against Carolina but he is still the leading passer in the AFC.

Rushing yards

LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

The numbers: Tomlinson has 924 rushing yards.

What does it mean? His numbers are down for sure, but Tomlinson is edging toward another 1,000 yard season.

Receptions

Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

The numbers: Marshall has 88 catches.

What does it mean? Marshall is likely heading toward his first Pro Bowl berth.

Tackles

Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders

The numbers: The Oakland linebacker has 120 tackles.

What does it mean? Morrison is second in the AFC in tackles. Will it be enough for him to make the Pro Bowl?

Sacks

Shaun Phillips, San Diego Chargers

The numbers: The Chargers' linebacker has 6.5 sacks.

What does it mean? Phillips was shut out Sunday at Kansas City but he still leads the AFC West in sacks.

Interceptions

Stephen Cooper, San Diego Chargers and Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs

The numbers: Cooper and Page each have three interceptions.

What does it mean? Cooper caught up with Page, who has been stuck on three picks for several weeks.