Road tripping, AFC West style

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

With the 2009 NFL schedule released, here's a suggested road trip for fans of each AFC West team:


At Washington, Nov. 15

Why: Go along with the Broncos for a rare trip to the nation's capital on what could be a crisp fall weekend. Check out the Broncos and Redskins in the second meeting (the first in Washington) between the two teams since the 2004 trade that sent Champ Bailey to Denver and Clinton Portis to Washington.

Kansas City

At San Diego, Nov. 29

Why: Make it a long Thanksgiving weekend out to California. The weather should be nice, and if the Chiefs are going to be a surprise team in 2009, this will be a huge game for them. They could use the support of their red-clad fans.


At Dallas, Nov. 26

Why: Raiders fans always travel well. During this trip, Raider Nation can barbecue turkey before a rare Thanksgiving Day game for Oakland. Two of the most storied teams in the league on Thanksgiving: It doesn't get much better.

San Diego

At Tennessee, Dec. 25

Why: I actually spent a Christmas in Nashville when Denver played the Titans on Christmas night five years ago. It's an underrated experience. This game could have major playoff ramifications. San Diego fans should give their team the gift of support.