AFC West NFL’s Best In Week 7

SportsAuthority20141There are only two teams in the AFC currently with at least four wins and only one loss.  The Denver Broncos were expected to be a powerhouse team this season after last year’s Super Bowl run and Peyton Manning and company have continued their winning ways this year with their only hiccup a 26-20 overtime loss against the Seattle Seahawks.  But sitting at 4-1, they are currently a half game behind the upstart San Diego Chargers who are 5-1 and are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys for the best record in the NFL.  After an opening week loss to Arizona, the Chargers have blitzed through the league winning five in a row.  Phillip Rivers has been an early MVP candidate and Antonio Gates has put up numbers similar to his hey-day back in the mid-2000’s.

Both San Diego and Denver will be tested this Sunday as they look to add to the win column.  Below is a breakdown of this week’s AFC West games:

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers – 4:05 PM EST

The Chargers will host the 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs.  KC has been devastated by injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, and even missed star running back Jamaal Charles for some time.  However, after an 0-3 start, Kansas City convincingly defeated the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots to get back in the AFC West discussion.  A loss here to the Chargers might put them in too big of a hole to compete for the division, however, as that would move San Diego to 6-1 and three and a half games (with the tiebreaker) above Kansas City.

Currently, the median ticket price for Chiefs vs. Chargers tickets is $97.  San Diego is favored by just five points so expect a close game and for less than $100 you can get in to the building to see it live.

Arizona Cardinals @ Oakland Raiders – 4:25 PM EST

While the Chargers, Broncos, and Chiefs have all had moments of promise this season, the Raiders have struggled right from the beginning.  That ultimately led to the dismissal of head coach Dennis Allen and new head coach Tony Sparano held a funeral service for the first four weeks of the year, burying a football at the practice facility. While the Raiders weren’t able to beat San Diego this past week, they played with a passion that was absent through the first four games of the year.

Raiders tickets for this week have a median price of just $55 as they seek to get their first win of the year.

San Francisco 49ers @ Denver Broncos – 8:30 PM EST

The premier matchup this weekend is the Denver Broncos hosting the San Francisco 49ers.  Peyton Manning needs just two passing touchdowns to tie Brett Favre for most career passing td’s of any player. He’ll look to tie and break the record against a once vaunted San Francisco defense that has looked remarkably ordinary this season, giving up 106 points over five games.

This is the most expensive game of the week with 49ers vs. Broncos tickets currently having a median ticket price of $322.