NEW EXPECTATIONS

 

New Quarterbacks, a new Head Coach, impact rookies, surprise free agent signings, a team finally looking to get over the hump and a fare well tour for the Silver and Black headline the wild, wild west coming into the 2018 season.

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2018

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

The Chiefs are loaded with fire power on offense led by Running Back Kareem Hunt who led the NFL in rushing yards last year, while Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill and Tight End Travis Kelce both eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards. However a new Quarterback and question marks on defense could hinder Kansas City from winning it's 3rd straight division title.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

The Chargers have been flirting with a Playoff bid for the last few years but have been their own worst enemy falling victim to self inflicted wounds. However lessons can be learned from failure and the Bolts seem like a team finally prepared to break through.

OAKLAND RAIDERS

After over achieving in 2016, Oakland couldn't live up to the lofty expectations of a Super Bowl contender last season. A suspect defense, coupled with lack luster play from it's esteemed offensive line and "star players" left the Raiders lagging behind the pack. With a move to Las Vegas coming at seasons end, the Raiders are under pressure to win now or it could be a long season.

DENVER BRONCOS

Ever since the departure of future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning, the one obvious and glaring weakness for Denver has been getting consistently good play from the Quarterback position. The Broncos are hoping that free agent pick up Case Keenum can solve that problem and help Denver get back into Playoff contention.

AFC WEST OFF SEASON GRADES
  • L.A. Chargers: B+

  • Denver: B+

  • Oakland: C

  • Kansas City: C

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