The last year of the Decade for the AFC West. The best way to describe this decade is . . . What Happened? After ending the 90's with the Broncos on top of the world, the AFC West went south this decade. The decade started with the Raiders owning the division, then LT and the Chargers came up and have had a strong hold on the division. The most head scratching stat of the decade is that the team that has lost the most regular season games, has won the most playoff games in the AFC West. The AFC West has only had one team play in the super bowl this decade, and it is the team that has struggled the most. Here is a prediciton on how the season, decade and pain will end for the AFC West.
MVP - Ryan Clady
What a great way to start the Mcdaniels era than to lose your young and talented Probowl QB. The offense was not a problem for the Broncos last year, it was a lack of defense that killed the Broncos, and this year their defense will be exploited a lot more without an offense that can put up the type of numbers that they did last year. Giving them three wins was a hard thing to do when you look at their schedule.
MVP - Larry Johnson
Had it been any other year the Chiefs would be 8-8, but with their new systems on defense and offense, and with the toughest first 8 games of the season i've seen anyone play in a long time, they will have their work cut out for them. Luckily they play the Broncos twice, browns, bengals and bills in the second half of the season.
MVP - Zach Miller
The Raiders have been terrible this decade, but one thing no one can argue is that since 2006 they have been taking baby steps and have been improving in wins. Their first four games will be essential for them, if they come come out 3-1 or even 2-2 that will be a positive thing for the Raiders. A solid running game and a talented defense should keep them in a lot of games.
Record - 9-7
MVP - Phillip Rivers
The Chargers are in danger of not making the playoffs this year. The Chiefs are the wild card of the division, they could win 5 games or win 10. If they win 10 the Chargers are out, if not the Chargers win by default. They must start strong, and cannot afford to start slow like the last couple seasons. The AFC West schedule is filled with Contenders. NFC East and the AFC North are all on the schedule, plus the Titans and Dolphins. Look for the Chargers to make it big or be a big flop this year.