The AFC West did not lose a single game in Week 1 and the division was primed to repeat that in Week 2. The two worst teams in last week's power ranking, the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders, both won their early games, leaving way for the LA Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Both the Chargers and Chiefs fell by a combined 4 points and the AFC West has an overall record of 6-2. As we did after last week's results, we will power rank the division based on a mixture of the results of the week as well as how the team looked, who they played and their overall outlook moving forward.
It is more than merely ranking based on record.
Power ranking the LA Chargers and the AFC West after Week 2:
4. Denver Broncos (-1)
The Denver Broncos actually fall to our bottom spot in the power rankings despite winning in Week 2. While it might not be fair to move them down after a win, the team they were ahead of jumped two spots and they have not quite done enough to jump other teams in the division.
Denver is an intriguing team but the fact of the matter is this: they have played two cupcakes in the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars. They have the New York Jets this week, so they will probably be the worst 3-0 team in the league.
The LA Chargers' tough slate is to start the season while Denver is coming up on a tough slate in Week 4 and beyond. The team has a stretch of Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Vegas, Cleveland, Washington and Dallas in consecutive weeks.
We will see what Denver is truly made of then. They have done their job and beaten who is in front of them but that is not yet enough to convince us.