Through Week 8 of the NFL season, no division boasts more wins than the AFC West.
Home to the defending champs, the resurgent Raiders, the always feisty Chiefs and prolific Chargers attack, the AFC West sports a 20-11 record and a .645 cumulative win percentage.
With just one win separating the top three teams — and the Chargers capable of making things interesting down the stretch — SportsNation’s #PulseOfTheNation asks:
The Broncos have claimed the AFC West crown in each of the past five seasons, and at 6-2 sit in a first-place tie with Oakland. The Raiders, who haven’t won the division since 2002, have a legitimate shot at ending that drought thanks to the scintillating play of Derek Carr. The third-year QB is coming off a ridiculous 513-yard, four-touchdown performance in an OT win over Tampa Bay. The Chiefs’ chances might have taken a hit after quarterback Alex Smith suffered an injury on Sunday, and the Chargers face an uphill climb after several late-game collapses have them in the cellar at 3-5.
There’s still plenty of time left to settle this thing. Here’s hoping all four teams remain in the running.