Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings

ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 8 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

Kansas City Chiefs

Power Ranking: 12

My Power Ranking range: 9-11.

Why: The Chiefs are doing what they are supposed to do and they are getting better each week. This is a team on the rise.

Oakland Raiders

Power Ranking: 23

My Power Ranking range: 19-21

Why: We won’t know for a few weeks if the Raiders can be consistent. But they deserve credit for a 45-point road win.

San Diego Chargers

Power Ranking: 24

My Power Ranking range: 20-22

Why: Same story with the Chargers. They play well and lose.

Denver Broncos

Power Ranking: 27

My Power Ranking range: 28-30

Why: No NFL team has been embarrassed this season like Denver was on Sunday. The Broncos are lucky to be No. 27 after that poor showing.