The Kansas City Chiefs will be the AFC West Champions in 2012. You can mark that down right now if you would like.
Kansas City may be battling in a suddenly strong division, but they hold all the cards for their future success. Not only do they have the best team, they have the most talent. These are some of the short answers as to why they will win the division.
Denver has Peyton Manning now, but there are questions regarding his health. San Diego has a strong team, but they have struggled to win games when it really counts. Oakland is slowly finding its way into the spotlight, but they still have a long way to go before they officially become a relevant team.
Long story short, the Chiefs will be walking into the playoffs as the division champions. For the longer story, let's take a look at the reasons behind it.