Denver Broncos: AFC West rankings after one week
The Denver Broncos started off the season with a victory, but how did the rest of the AFC West look in week one? We rank the division after one week.
The Denver Broncos opened the 2018 season by exacting a bit of revenge on the Seattle Seahawks, but how did the rest of the AFC West fare?
The Broncos and Oakland Raiders each faced off at home against an NFC West opponent, while the Kansas City Chiefs traveled to Los Angeles to take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers in a week one divisional matchup.
There were some big question marks in this division for the 2018 season for each team.
For the reigning division champion Kansas City Chiefs, the question marks surrounded their quarterback position, and specifically how the team would respond to losing (letting go of) Alex Smith.
Patrick Mahomes replaced Smith and a number of defenders in Kansas City that had become mainstays are no longer with the team.
For the Oakland Raiders, it was the beginning of the Jon Gruden era and how well his old-school tactics would work in today’s NFL.
For the Chargers, would they be able to excel despite the number of injuries they’ve already had to deal with? Can they get off to a hot start to the season for once?
In Denver, it was all about how Case Keenum would change the way the offense looks and operates, and whether or not this team would need to be carried by its defense again.
Let’s look at each team in the division, ranking them after one week of play.