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LA Chargers: Power ranking the AFC West after Week 1 results

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3. Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos had the biggest win of any AFC West team in Week 1 yet you can make the case that their win was the least impressive. The Broncos were by far playing the worst team of the bunch in the New York Giants and took care of business as they should have.

That being said, they do still deserve credit for beating the Giants by two touchdowns. The LA Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs should also beat New York by at least two scores but a bad team could lose to New York. Denver went on the road and took care of business.

While their win is less impressive than the Raiders' win the overall roster in Denver still has an edge over Vegas. The Broncos will feel the impact of losing Jerry Jeudy in the coming weeks but the team still has a solid weapon cast that includes Courtland Sutton.

Teddy Bridgewater proved to be good enough to pilot a winning club (which we knew was possible if the talent was there), the running game was good and the defense stepped up.

Again, it is the Giants, but the Broncos do still have a solid pass rush and a good secondary that now includes Patrick Surtain. The defensive side of the ball should not be slept on.

The Broncos have another easy opponent in Week 2 and 3 and it is not absurd to think that the Broncos could start 3-0 as a result.

Week 2 opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars

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