The AFC West is up for grabs this year, and i see no reason why the Kansas City Chiefs can't dominate the division. The Kansas City Chiefs has just as much if not more firepower than any other team.
Take for instance the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos are with out there star quarterback Jay Cutler. Jay Cutler was the leader of that team, and with his absence the team has knowhere to turn for leadership. The Broncos are also with out there long time coach Mike Shanahan.
The San Diego Chargers with a record of 8-8 last year is nothing to write home about. Antonio Gates is on the down slide and LaDainian Tomlinson just barely rushed for over a thousand yards last year, and is injury prone. The defense also needs some help too.
The Oakland Raiders are also in a rebuilding stage and JaMarcus Russell still has no go to guy. With the signing of Jeff Garcia there's going to be unwanted competition at the quarterback position. Darren McFadden shows promise but can he hold up for a whole season. The Raiders owner Al Davis will find some kind of way to screw things up like always.
So, with all said and done, if the Kansas City Chiefs put all the pieces together and get off to a fast start, i see no reason why they can not take the division. Most of the Chiefs wins in the last two seasons came from the AFC West, and they should still be able to dominate.