By the numbers: Best in the West

Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 4:

Passing yards

  • Player: Peyton Manning, Denver

  • Yards: 1,162

  • Comment: Manning looked brilliant and comfortable in Week 4.

Rushing yards

  • Player: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

  • Yards: 415

  • Comment: Charles is second in the NFL in this category.


  • Player: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

  • Yards: 342

  • Comment: Bowe is quietly putting together a nice season.


  • Player: Phillip Wheeler, Oakland

  • Total: 34

  • Comment: The linebacker has been the bright spot on a poor defense.


  • Player: Justin Houston, Kansas City

  • Sacks: 4

  • Comment: Houston didn’t have a sack in Week 4 after getting three in Week 3.


  • Player: Antoine Cason, San Diego; Eric Weddle, San Diego

  • Interceptions: 2

  • Comment: These two players are a big reason the Chargers’ defense is improved.