ESPN.com’s MVP Watch has an AFC West feel this week.
How cool is that, Chiefs fans?
It’s Dec. 1 and two of your players are in the top nine of an MVP Watch and it’s these two players. Both Cassel and Bowe have been maligned by some Kansas City fans as recently as October. The argument was that Cassel and Bowe didn't have big-play capability in them. Yet, Cassel has thrown 22 touchdown passes this season with just four interceptions. Bowe has 32 catches and seven touchdowns in his past three games.
There’s no question these are two capable players and both are a big reason why the Chiefs are 7-4 and lead the division.
By the way, the Chiefs would be the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs and host a wild-card round game if the season ended today. That’s a nice pace to be on. San Diego is the first team looking in from the outside. We have five games to go, so there’s plenty of shuffling still to come.
In other AFC West news, the Chargers are denying a report that a big chunk of the team is being sold which could lead to a move to Los Angeles. The team is selling a minority piece of the organization. Meanwhile, the Chargers have a lot of work to do in the offseason.