clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

AFC West update: Broncos fall from unbeatens, Chiefs and Raiders are up

New, comments
NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Some good news in the early going for the AFC West — the Broncos are no longer unbeaten. They lost to the lowly Bills, putting to rest any discussion of them being somehow the best team in football (Yes, there were some talking heads saying that).

After the first two weeks, the Broncos had the league’s top rushing attack and everyone was celebrating the emergence of Trevor Siemian. Both crumbled in Buffalo today.

Siemian went 24 for 40 for 259 yards, no touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Jamaal Charles was the team’s leading rusher with 56 yards on 9 carries and the team’s only touchown. The rushing attack combined for a total of just 111 yards on the ground. They scored just 16 points.

Meanwhile the Broncos defense gave up 26 points to the Bills including two touchdown passes to Tyrod Taylor. The first touchdown went to former Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes. They didn’t force a single turnover in the game and when your offense turns the ball over, that’s a recipe for a loss.

Speaking of turnovers, the Chargers have had a couple to the Chiefs in Los Angeles. The Chiefs took advantage of the two early interceptions thrown by Philip Rivers to jump out to an early 14-0 lead, but the Chargers are fighting their way back in it.

The Raiders will have their shot to remain unbeaten in Washington on Sunday Night Football. Before they kick off they will know if they will be fighting to stay tied with the Chiefs atop the division or have a chance to take sole possession of it.