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Silver Minings: Week 4 AFC West roundup, Broncos pull off a huge comeback

Every AFC West team won but one...

Denver Broncos v Chicago Bears
Courtland Sutton
Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Week 4 was a tough one for the Las Vegas Raiders. Not only did they lose a tough AFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, but also the rest of the division won. Below is a look at how the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs fared Sunday.

Denver Broncos 31 Chicago Bears 28

Key Stats:

  • QB Russell Wilson: 21/28, 223 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
  • RB Jaleel McLaughlin: 7 carries, 72 yards, 3 catches, 32 yards, 1 receiving TD
  • WR Jerry Jeudy: 3 catches, 52 yards
  • WR Courtland Sutton: 3 catches, 27 yards TD
  • EDGE Jonathan Cooper: 5 total tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB hits, 1 fumble return TD
  • EDGE Nik Bonitto: 4 total tackles, 2.5 sacks

A week after suffering an embarrassing blowout loss, the Broncos were staring another one in the face down 28-7 with about 20 minutes of game time to play. But they managed to put together a fourth-quarter rally and got some help from a terrible decision from Matt Eberflus to go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a 35-yard field goal for a three-point lead. Denver went down and put one between the uprights on their corresponding drive and ended the game with an interception of Justin Fields, who played well with a stat line of 28/35, 335 yards and four touchdowns.

Kansas City Chiefs 23 New York Jets 20

Key stats:

  • QB Patrick Mahomes: 18/30, 203 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 7 carries, 51 rushing yards
  • RB Isiah Pacheco: 20 carries, 115 yards, 1 rushing TD, 3 catches, 43 yards
  • TE Travis Kelce: 6 catches, 60 yards
  • TE Noah Gray: 1 catch, 34 yards, 1 TD
  • DT Chris Jones: 3 total tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB hits
  • S Mike Edwards: 4 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 PD

This one ended up being a lot closer than expected as the Chiefs jumped out to an early lead but a couple of mistakes by Mahomes allowed Zach Wilson and the Jets to tie the game in the third quarter. But Kansas City ended up buckling down and was just good enough to bring home the ‘W’. It was death by a thousand cuts for Wilson and New York.

AFC West standings

  1. Kansas City 3-1 (Point differential: +41)
  2. Los Angeles 2-2 (+6)
  3. Las Vegas 1-3 (-39)
  4. Denver 1-3 (-50)

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