By the numbers: Best in the West

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 8:

Passing yards

Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

Yards: 2,084

What does it mean: It’s Rivers’ mistakes that are the story of his season.

Rushing yards

Player: Darren McFadden, Oakland

Yards: 614

What does it mean: The Raiders hope he will be able to bounce back from a foot sprain this week.


Player: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Yards: 558

What does it mean: Bowe and the Chiefs keep on fighting back.


Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Total: 57

What does it mean: Johnson is coming off a huge win.


Player: Tamba Hali, Kansas City and Von Miller, Denver

Sacks: 6

What does it mean: Hali had two huge sacks in a win over the Chargers on Monday night.


Player: Eric Weddle, San Diego

Interceptions: 5

What does it mean: He is tied for the NFL lead after two picks against the Chiefs.