AFC West News Updates

JMC Weekly Report – With Training Camps slated to start for the division on July 28th (Except for the Chiefs who will open Training Camp on July 25th due to their season opener on Thursday, September 10th), most of us are chomping at the bit for football. Let’s keep it real, we are chomping at the bit for ANY kind of sports because of Covid 19.

The AFC West is presently owned by the Superbowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs (I just threw-up in my mouth writing that) and they are the odds on favorite to win it again according to SportsLine’s R.J. White. Here are the odds so far:

1. Kansas City Chiefs – 4-1
14. Los Angeles Chargers – 25-1
17. Las Vegas Raiders – 30-1
21. Denver Broncos – 50-1

The interesting thing is the other teams in the division have vastly improved (on paper) and should make this division one of the best. Each team has addressed most of their needs but also have some questions (Chiefs – Cornerback, Chargers – Offensive Tackle, Raiders – Wide Receiver, Broncos – Offensive Tackle). I am very interested in seeing how these positions will work out for each team.

News Updates

Kansas City Chiefs
NFL.COM has a very good look at the Chiefs and the upcoming year. This is a good read and assessment of the team:

The Kansas City Star ran a great story on QB Patrick Mahomes for speaking out:

Bleacher Report has a story on the top 7 Pass Rush Duos and the Chiefs have the #5 duo:

Los Angeles Chargers has a interesting take on the Chargers big name secondary: is reporting that QB Colin Kaepernick is in play for the Chargers:

Bleacher Report did a story on the top 7 Pass Rusher Duos and the Chargers have the #2 duo:

Denver Broncos ranks the Peyton Manning as the best free agent signing in the decade:

Bleacher Report did a story on the top 7 Pass Rush Duos and the Broncos have the #4 duo:

Broncoswire ran a story about Jerry Jeudy’s workout he posted on twitter:

Las Vegas Raiders
The Athletic has a great story about the 30-35 players working out in Las Vegas:

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a story and a first look at the Raiders new practice facility and Headquarters in Henderson, NV:

NFL.COM is reporting that the Raiders will host the Pro Bowl in 2021:

Football will be here soon (we hope) and it is just what the doctor ordered. More news updates to come.

…Thank you JMC for your write up.

AFCW Week 13 Preview

Well…………Its safe to say that last week was a clusterfuck as big as a monkey fucking a football. Denver was destroyed by Buffalo and the Raiders were bitch slapped by the Jets. The Chargers and Chiefs were on their bye week and that was the best thing that happened to the division. This week we have the AFC West vs the AFC West. Let’s get into it.

Chargers at Broncos
The Chargers are traveling to the winter wonderland that is Denver to play the Broncos. The weather is calling for a high of 39 degrees. Perfect weather for running the ball and controlling the clock. The only question is which team will actually do that. Both teams have good running games with two good backs. To make things even more interesting, Rivers has started to regress and that is a big factor. Both teams have good pass rushers. The more you look at this game the more interesting it becomes.

The Broncos are a very tough team to beat at home and even harder in cold weather. The Chargers play well on the road against division teams and I expect them to do exactly that. This game will come down to a big play or two , a commitment to the run and great defense.

My Prediction: Broncos 23 Chargers 20

Fantasy Player of the Game: The running backs for both teams are a great call. Eckler/Gordon and Lindsay/Freeman. The only bad part is which duo will show up.

(Sidenote from Balls: Never trust a man that sports this look)

Raiders at Chiefs
This is a red flag game for the Raiders in every way. Carr has never won in Kansas City and he does not play well in the cold. To make matter worse, Andy Reid does not lose coming off a bye week. His teams are always ready. Add in it is a home game, that is like 3 strikes right there. Let’s take it a step further, WR Hill is playing which is not good for the Raiders but great for the Chiefs.

The Raiders have a great run game and are pissed after being destroyed by the Jets. That is the Chiefs weakest link. The Chiefs are well aware and are going to be ready for this. They also know that the Raiders have a huge issue with speed receivers which they have plenty of. This is going to be a the game that defines the division.

My Prediction: Chiefs 42 Raiders 17

Fantasy Player of the Game: Tyreek Hill is coming back and with his speed, the Raiders are in trouble. This guy is a nightmare for most teams but even worse for a bad secondary.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!

The OG, AKA The Old Fart

AFCW Week 10 Preview

Week 10 Preview

After a week 9 sweep by the AFC West, the Division moved to within one game of a 500 record (17-18). With that said, we still suck. We have a HUGE prime-time game between the 2nd and 3rd place teams. Let’s get this party started!

Raiders vs Chargers Go Chargers!
The Chargers smashed the Packers at home with a smothering defense and balanced offense. The Chargers put up 442 yards on offense. 3 sacks and 6 tackles for loss on defense. It was a very complete game for them. Phillip Rivers is leading the league in passing yards and having all of his weapons at his disposal makes this offense scary. Go Chargers!

The Raiders won a shoot out with the Lions with the defense making the play to win the game. The offense put up 460 yards and the defense put up 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. The offensive line is sick and the so is Josh Jacobs. Derek Carr is leading the league in completion percentage.

This game is in prime-time in Oakland and is going to be a flat out slobber-knocker! At this point, the offenses are about even but the Chargers have an advantage when it comes to the defenses. This will be must see TV.

JMC’s Prediction: Chargers 21 Raiders 24

Fantasy Player of the Game: This will be all about TE Hunter Henry and RB Josh Jacobs. I expect both of them to have huge games.

Chiefs vs Titans
The Chiefs beat a very game Vikings team with a last second field goal. They put up 422 yards of offense and a very solid defensive showing. There is a possibility that QB Mahomes returns to the starting role. If he does the offensive line will have to play better as they surrendered 5 sack to the Vikings.

The Titans lost to the Panthers by ten points but put up 452 yards of offense. They also had 3 turnovers. This team is a true Jekyll and Hyde. One week they are great and the next they SUCK!

This game is going to be close or a flat out ass whooping and it all depends on which Titans team shows up. Big Andy will have his team up for this game.

JMC’s Prediction: Chiefs 31 Titans 17

Fantasy Player of the Game: WR Tyreek Hill will light the Titans up! This is going to be a “Showtime” game for him so enjoy!

Denver is on a Bye Week
Denver has their bye week and look to get healthy and prepare for the second half of the season. Enjoy the week off Bronchoes!

At ease Ladies! Enjoy the games.

Love always,