The biggest change in the AFC West this year is the arrival of Peyton Manning. The Chargers offense has struggled and they forgot how to play in the second half of games, but what would the AFC West look like without Peyton Manning in Denver?
It would probably look the exact same as it has for the last few seasons. A team that was barely over .500 would work their way into the playoffs and the Chargers would be in contention all the way till the end of the season. The Chargers would be hanging around right now. If they make that last second run, like they normally do, then they could sneak their way into the playoffs and become everyone’s favorite again.
This has been the story in the AFC west for a long whule. But this time around, Peyton Manning is in the division. This is why Peyton chose to join he AFC West. There are a bunch of ordinary teams in the division and the road to the playoffs is easy street.
Philip Rivers has thrived in the division with the hapless Raiders and Chiefs in it. He has already torn both those teams apart this season. If Peyton wasn’t on the Broncos, we would at least have one more win within the division. The Broncos definitely would not be as good.
The Chargers have regressed, but the rest of the division would have stayed status quo with us, then Peyton came here. Remember when Philip Rivers thought that it was awesome that Peyton was joining the division? That could be as bad as Philip wanting to bring Norv back. That could be as bad as that interception Philip threw in Tampa. Philip sure seems a little messed up in the head.