AFC West power rankings after Week 1

Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson
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2. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers dropped a thrilling Week 1 game to the Miami Dolphins, who looked like they could be one of the best teams in the conference with Tua Tagovailoa throwing for 466 yards and Tyreek Hill totaling over 200 himself.

In the same game, though, the Chargers rushed for over 200 yards and still boast a passing attack featuring Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Quentin Johnston among others. Los Angeles' biggest issue will likely be staying healthy (as per usual) and on the defensive side of the ball.

For now, I'll still put the Chargers ahead of the Raiders because I believe Los Angeles would beat Las Vegas if these two teams squared off today. The Chargers put up 433 total yards of offense and, like they do so often, were in their own way at times.

The Chargers are a very, very talented football team that should have an opportunity to win the division this year, despite having to compete with Kansas City. But, it's on them to take advantage of their opportunities in a season where Brandon Staley could be on the hot seat.