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By the numbers: Best in the West

Here are the AFC West leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 13:

PASSING YARDS

  • Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego

  • Yards: 3,311

  • What does it mean: Rivers is sixth in the NFL in this category.

RUSHING YARDS

  • Player: Knowshon Moreno, Denver

  • Yards: 774

  • What does it mean: Moreno is hitting his stride.

RECEIVING YARDS

  • Player: Antonio Gates, San Diego

  • Yards: 994

  • What does it mean: This may be Gates’ best season yet.

TACKLES

  • Player: Kirk Morrison, Oakland

  • Tackles: 96

  • What does it mean: Morrison is an emotional leader for Oakland.

SACKS

  • Player: Elvis Dumervil, Denver

  • Sacks: 15

  • What does it mean: Dumervil is leading the league in this category.

INTERCEPTIONS

  • Player: Andre' Goodman, Denver

  • Interceptions: 4

  • What does it mean: Finally, a tie has been broken in this category.