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AFC West roundup: Sunday afternoon edition

All three division teams lost on Sunday, as the Chiefs play the Ravens on Monday Night Football

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 is in the books for three of the four teams in the division, with the Chiefs playing the Ravens tomorrow night on Monday Night Football. All three teams lost, keeping it pretty open for the most part early in this 2020 season.

Here’s a quick recap.

Las Vegas Raiders v New England Patriots Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Patriots 36 | Raiders 20

It wasn’t a great game overall from the Raiders. Their defense looked sloppy and their offense couldn’t really get anything going. It was just an overall difficult game for Vegas on both ends.

Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller, who were both banged up coming into the contest, were essentially irrelevant. They both didn’t contribute much on offense. If you’re going to win games, it’s pretty crucial that you get production from your two best offensive guys.

The Raiders avoided major injuries, which is always great coming out of a game. Hopefully they can improve on some things and be ready for their next matchup.

Carolina Panthers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Panthers 21 | Chargers 16

After kicking off the season with a win, the Chargers have now lost two games in a row. The Chargers were heavy favorites in this game, with the Panthers having a long losing streak dating back to last season. From the opening snap, however, Carolina was simply the better team.

Justin Herbert had his second consecutive 300+ yard passing game, but too many mistakes from the Chargers proved to be costly.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Denver Broncos Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Buccaneers 28 | Broncos 10

It’s been a rough start to the 2020 campaign for the Broncos, as they’ve suffered more injuries than any other team. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel got the start, and well, it went about as well as you can expect. The Broncos turned to Brett Rypien in the fourth quarter, so that explains how the game was going.

Denver is hurting offensively. They’re missing their starting QB along with their best wide receiver. Three games is too early to make a call, but I’d guess that the Broncos might be contending for a top five pick this season.

AFC West standings

Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) — Play Monday night

Las Vegas Raiders (2-1)

Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)

Denver Broncos (0-3)