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Who Is The Chargers Biggest Threat In The AFC West?

By Ernie Padaon

May 11, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former player Dan Fouts (right) talks with Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway (left) and quarterback Peyton Manning (center) prior to a celebration of life service to remember Junior Seau at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Who is the biggest threat in the AFC West for the Chargers? Is it the Raiders? Is it the Chiefs? or is it the Mannings?

They were the Tebows last season and this year they are the Mannings. If you don’t like those names, you can still call them the Donkeys. Does bringing in an ancient quarterback that missed all of last season make make the Donks the favorites to win this division now? Do you remember how terrible that team really was? Tebow made some magical things happen to get wins, but that offense was AWFUL! Manning will make it better, but how much better can they really be? I guess we will find out.

How about the Chefs? Will they regain the title? They have a bunch of guys coming back from injury, but we don’t know how well they will bounce back. Will Jamaal Charles still have that incredible burst? Probably, but we still have to see it. They have weapons on this team, but there quarterback is still Matt Cassel. If you didn’t know, I am not a Matty Cass fan. I think he is just good enough to lose games for them… so maybe I am a fan.

And then we have the Rai-duhs. Could this be there year? There has been a different AFC West Champ for the last 3 seasons and the only team that has not taken the title are the boys in Oakland. If Darren McFadden can stay on the field, they are a tough team (I hate saying that). Carson Palmer will be better prepared for the season. Last season he jumped off of his couch, tossing his Pringles down before he joined the team. It should be a better season for him.

Who is our biggest threat? Which one of these teams are we worried about the most?