AFC West standings coming into Week 6
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By Vinciane Ngomsi

This weekend marks Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season and divisional supremacy is already becoming apparent. Over in the AFC East, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins are tied for first place. Over in the AFC North, the Bengals have taken a surprising place at the top while repeat winners the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Cleveland Browns for last place. Reigning Super Bowl Champions the Philadelphia Eagles are in charge over in the NFC East, and thanks to some standout performances from Khalil Mack, the Chicago Bears sit atop at first place in the NFC North.

Over in the AFC West, however, there is a clear, unwavering leader: the Kansas City Chiefs.

Before we discuss their dominance across the division and throughout the league, let’s check in with how the rest of their rivals are performing.

Jay Biggerstaff – USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers are probably Kansas City’s only threat to come away as division winners this year. Last week, Philip Rivers & company faced the disenfranchised Oakland Raiders, who needed an overtime victory against the Cleveland Browns to finally get their first win of the season. Despite a slow start to the game, it became apparent that the Chargers were simply warming up to completely dismantle Jon Gruden’s men. RB Melvin Gordon posted an impressive 120 yard from scrimmage, and Philip Rivers threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns, taking down Oakland 26-10. This is their best start since...



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