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.
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.
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.