By the numbers: Best in West

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 5:

Passing yards

  • Player: Peyton Manning, Denver

  • Yards: 1,507

  • Comment: Manning is playing at a high level.

Rushing yards

  • Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

  • Yards: 551

  • Comment: Charles is first in the NFL in this category and he is a workhorse coming off a major injury.


  • Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver

  • Yards: 513

  • Comment: He is explosive, but he needs to stop fumbling.


  • Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

  • Total: 38

  • Comment: The Chiefs are quietly improving on defense.


  • Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City

  • Sacks: 6

  • Comment: Houston is becoming a dominant pass-rusher.