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Week 4: Around the AFC West


The Bolts currently sit in the middle of the AFC West with a 1-2 record. Here's a look at how the rest of the division stands heading into Week 4.

Denver Broncos (2-1):

The Broncos were served their first loss of the season by the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, 27-14. Despite the loss, special teams came through for Denver as Justin Simmons and Joe Jones each had a block in the kicking game. Simmons' block turned into a six-yard touchdown for the team.

Denver has gotten an unexpected boost at running back this far in undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay. The Colorado product is currently the 10th-ranked running back in the league with a total of 198 rushing yards. In addition, Lindsay would have more to his total if he wasn't ejected in the first half of the loss to the Ravens for unsportsmanlike conduct.

On defense, linebacker Von Miller is currently leading the league in a four-way tie with four sacks on the year. He's also recorded 11 total tackles and two forced fumbles.

Denver will face the undefeated AFC West leader Kansas City Chiefs at home in a game all Chargers fans will be able to watch on Monday Night Football.

Kansas City Chiefs (3-0):

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs continue to impress, and are now one of only three undefeated teams in the league after Sunday's 38-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The young quarterback broke more records on Sunday afternoon, recording three touchdown passes to bring his season total to 13, which is the most by any player in NFL history through three games. Kansas City also has the second-highest third down percentage in the league (50 percent) behind the Los Angeles Rams.

While the offense has guided the Chiefs to an undefeated record, the team is ranked dead last on defense in a number of categories. Most worrisome is that they've given up the most total points (92) and points per game (30.7) heading into Week 4.

This Monday, the Chiefs face off against division rival Denver Broncos in primetime.

Oakland Raiders (0-3):

Though the Raiders scored in each quarter of the game on Sunday, it wasn't enough for them to defeat the Miami Dolphins, falling 28-20.

After spending nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Raiders' newest wide receiver Jordy Nelson scored his first touchdown in silver and black last week, surpassed 8,000 career receiving yards in the process. Nelson also totaled the most receiving yards (173) of any NFL player last week in his coming out party with his new team.

Oakland currently ranks sixth in the league on offense, with 1202 total yards – an average of 400.7 per game. They sit above both Kansas City and Denver on the offensive standings, and only one spot behind the Chargers. Quarterback Derek Carr has the most total passing yards (936) of any AFC West quarterback so far this season.

The Raiders will look for their first win of the year this Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns.

Take a look through the top photos from the Bolts' matchup against the Rams in Week 3.

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