Breaking down AFC West Power Rankings

ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 9 were released Tuesday. Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Power Ranking: 11

  • My Power Ranking range: 7-9.

  • Why: The Chiefs are learning to do what it takes to win.

Oakland Raiders

  • Power Ranking: 16

  • My Power Ranking range: 14-16

  • Why: The Raiders are streaking up the rankings. Teams that score 92 points in two games tend to do that.

San Diego Chargers

  • Power Ranking: 22

  • My Power Ranking range: 18-20

  • Why: The Chargers can win every time they step on the field. But they can lose every time they step on the field as well.

Denver Broncos

  • Power Ranking: 28

  • My Power Ranking range: 28-30

  • Why: The Broncos are falling fast and hard.