By the numbers: Best in the West

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 1:

Passing yards

Player: Carson Palmer, Oakland

Yards: 297

Comment: Palmer threw too much and didn’t make enough big plays in a loss to San Diego.

Rushing yards

Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Yards: 87

Comment: It was a nice start of the year for Charles, who is coming off a torn ACL.


Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver

Yards: 110

Comment: Thomas and Peyton Manning began their working relationship on a high note.


Player: Wesley Woodyard, Denver

Total: 12

Comment: It was a good start for D.J. Williams’ suspension replacement.


Player: Von Miller, Denver; Shaun Phillips, San Diego

Sacks: 2

Comment: It was a nice start for two of the division’s best pass-rushers.


Player: Tracy Porter, Denver

Interceptions: 1

Comment: Porter’s interception in his first game in Denver sealed the victory.