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By the numbers: Best in West

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

Passing yards

Player: Peyton Manning, Denver

Yards: 2,113

Comment: Manning’s season is becoming more amazing by the week.

Rushing yards

Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Yards: 595

Comment: Charles became a forgotten man in Week 8 against Oakland.

Receptions

Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver

Yards: 679

Comment: Thomas is starting to show consistency.

Tackles

Player: Wesley Woodyard, Denver

Total: 61

Comment: Woodyard had a stunning game against New Orleans.

Sacks

Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City; Von Miller, Denver

Sacks: 6

Comment: Neither player got to the quarterback in Week 8.

Interceptions

Player: Several are tied.

Interceptions: 2

Comment: This logjam will eventually sort itself out.