Week 2: AFC West power rankings

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

We have streamlined the voting process. I no longer have a vote. AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky is the AFC representative.

I still have an opinion though, so here goes:

San Diego

  • Power ranking: 6th

  • My ranking range: 4-7

  • Why: The Chargers struggled in Oakland, but they made the big plays when they had to in adverse situations.


  • Power ranking: 24th

  • My ranking range: 22-24

  • Why: Denver may have won on a miracle, but it played very well on defense.


  • Power ranking: 27th

  • My ranking range: 25-27

  • Why: The Raiders played much better Monday night than in recent seasons. Now, they have to start winning.

Kansas City

  • Power ranking: 30th

  • My ranking range: 29-30

  • Why: The Chiefs did not play dead. There could be some hope. But like the Raiders, they need to start winning.