By the numbers: Best in the West

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 3:

Passing yards

  • Player: Carson Palmer, Oakland

  • Yards: 879

  • Comment: Palmer was efficient in Week 3 and the Raiders won. It’s no coincidence.

Rushing yards

  • Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

  • Yards: 323

  • Comment: Charles is the NFL leader in this category after exploding in Week 3.



  • Player: Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

  • Total: 26

  • Comment: Making tackles is what Johnson does.


  • Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City

  • Sacks: 4

  • Comment: Houston hit three home runs in the Chiefs’ win over the Saints.


  • Player: Multiple players

  • Interceptions: 1

  • Comment: It’s too early to tell in this category.