Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 1:
Player: Carson Palmer, Oakland
Comment: Palmer threw too much and didn’t make enough big plays in a loss to San Diego.
Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Comment: It was a nice start of the year for Charles, who is coming off a torn ACL.
Player: Demaryius Thomas, Denver
Comment: Thomas and Peyton Manning began their working relationship on a high note.
Player: Wesley Woodyard, Denver
Comment: It was a good start for D.J. Williams’ suspension replacement.
Comment: It was a nice start for two of the division’s best pass-rushers.
Player: Tracy Porter, Denver
Comment: Porter’s interception in his first game in Denver sealed the victory.