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Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings

ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 12 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Power Ranking: 13

  • My Power Ranking range: 12-14

  • Why: The Chiefs did the things they need to do against Arizona.

San Diego Chargers

  • Power Ranking: 14

  • My Power Ranking range: 12-14

  • Why: I wouldn’t be shocked if the Chargers were a top-five team in a month.

Oakland Raiders

  • Power Ranking: 16

  • My Power Ranking range: 15-17

  • Why: The Raiders showed they can’t keep up with the NFL’s elite quite yet in a bad loss at Pittsburgh.

Denver Broncos

  • Power Ranking: 27

  • My Power Ranking range: 26-28

  • Why: All the good that was built in Week 10 was torn down in Week 11.