AFC West games to watch

Here’s a list of some of the most compelling games involving AFC West games:

Sept. 12, Oakland at Denver

The Raiders will be looking to embarrass the Broncos in Denver again, while the Broncos will be looking to start the John Fox era the right way.

Sept. 18, San Diego at New England

This is an early-season test for the Chargers, who must be in late-season form to win this game.

Sept. 25, Kansas City at San Diego

This is the first 2011 meeting of the teams that finished in first and second-place in the division in 2010.

Oct. 2, New England at Oakland

Do you think Richard Seymour has this game circled on his calendar?

Oct. 23 Denver at Miami

Same goes for Brandon Marshall

Oct. 23 San Diego at New York Jets

Same goes for LaDainian Tomlinson.

Oct. 23 Kansas City at Oakland

The first 2011 meetings of two teams that made big strides in 2010.

Oct. 31 San Diego at Kansas City

A Monday night game on Halloween. How fun is this going to be?

Nov. 6 Green Bay at San Diego

If the Chargers want to be a contender, they must make a statement against the defending champs.

Nov. 10 Oakland at San Diego

A Thursday night game that could have big division ramifications.

Nov. 20 San Diego at Chicago

Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler renew their heated rivalry.

Nov. 21 Kansas City at New England

Scott Pioli and Matt Cassel go back to New England on a Monday night.

Nov. 27 Pittsburgh at Kansas City

The Chiefs are again in the prime-time spotlight on a Sunday night.

Dec. 11 Chicago at Denver

It’d be juicer if Josh McDaniels was still in Denver, but Cutler’s first regular-season return to Denver should be full of drama.

Dec. 18 Baltimore at San Diego

A Sunday night game that could have big playoff implications.

Jan. 1 San Diego at Oakland

A division title at a stake?