The best tandems in the AFC West

In an Insider piece, Gary Horton looks at the top-10 tandems in the AFC. Two AFC West pairs made the list.

Denver pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller are Horton’s sixth-best tandem in the conference. Horton ranks Oakland punter Shane Lechler and kicker Sebastian Janikowski at No.10.

I can’t argue with those choices. Both pairs are major plus areas for their teams.

If I had to rank the Chiefs’ best pair it would be running backs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis. The free-agent signing of Hillis makes this a terrific tandem. For San Diego, I’d go with quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates. It has proven to be one of the best pass-catch combinations in the NFL for the past several years.

Who are your best AFC West pairs? Fill up the comments section below with your thoughts.

In other AFC West notes: