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Best in the AFC West, by the numbers

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here is a look at the AFC West leaders in a few categories after Week 6:

Passing yards

  • Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: He has thrown for 1,694 yards.

  • What does it mean? Cutler threw for just 192 yards in a loss to Jacksonville Sunday. He is now third in the NFL in passing yardage behind Drew Brees and Kurt Warner.

Rushing yards

  • Larry Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs

  • The numbers: He has run for 417 yards.

  • What does it mean? After having a bye last week, Johnson is eighth in the NFL in rushing. However, he does lead the AFC.

Receptions

  • Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: He has 43 catches.

  • What does it mean? Marshall leads the NFL in receptions despite missing one game while serving an NFL suspension.

Tackles

  • D.J. Williams, Denver Broncos

  • The numbers: The Broncos' weakside linebacker has 53 tackles.

  • What does it mean? Williams continues to have a very productive season.

Sacks

  • Shaun Phillips, San Diego Chargers

  • The numbers: The Chargers' linebacker has 3.5 sacks.

  • What does it mean? Phillips is not Shawne Merriman, but he is doing his job well as usual.

Interceptions

  • Antonio Cromartie, San Diego Chargers, DeAngelo Hall, Oakland Raiders

  • The numbers: Both Cromartie and Hall have two interceptions each.

  • What does it mean? Both Cromartie and Hall were stuck on two interceptions last week.