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Week 3: Around the AFC West


With Week 2 in the books, let's take a look at what's happening with the Bolts' division rivals.

Denver Broncos (2-0):

The Broncos played their hottest home game on record (91 degrees) on Sunday, defeating the Raiders 20-19. For the second time this season, Denver sealed the victory with a late comeback. The team struggled against Oakland in the first half, down 12-0 at halftime, but flipped a switched in the second half. Down by two points with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, quarterback Case Keenum marched the team down the field to set up a game-winning field goal by kicker Brandon McManus.

The heat wasn't the only record set on Sunday, as Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay recorded his second 100-yard game. He's now the first undrafted rookie in NFL history with 100-plus yards of total scrimmage in each of his first two games.

The Broncos will travel east next Sunday to face the Baltimore Ravens (1-1), who lost to the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday night.

Kansas City Chiefs (2-0):

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued to impress for the Chiefs on Sunday, leading the team to a 42-37 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mahomes threw for 326 yards and six touchdowns for a record-setting day. The Chiefs have allowed 65 points in their two games, but have balanced that by scoring a total of 80 points.

Mahomes now has a total of 10 touchdown passes in his first two starts of the season, breaking an NFL record that was jointly held by Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Charles Johnson.

The San Francisco 49ers (1-1), who clinched a narrow victory over the Detroit Lions in their last game, will be the team to beat for Kansas City this coming Sunday.

Oakland Raiders (0-2):

In a dominant first half during Sunday's game, Oakland came out strong against the Denver Broncos but ultimately couldn't seal the win. While it was a tough blow to lose on a last-second field goal, quarterback Derek Carr had an efficient day, going 29-of-32 for 288 yards and one touchdown. Another notable performance was that of wide receiver Amari Cooper, who caught all 10 of his targets for 116 yards.

Oakland had a larger time of possession, 32:56 compared to Denver's 27:04, and had less penalties – four for Oakland, six for the Broncos.

The Raiders look to get their first win of the season against the Miami Dolphins (2-0) next Sunday in Florida. So far this year, the Dolphins have defeated the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets.

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