The AFC West has been dominated by the Chiefs for much of the past decade. The franchise has won seven straight division titles, including two Super Bowl rings since 2016. With Patrick Mahomes still at the peak of his powers, Kansas City is the heavy favorite to once again wear the AFC West crown.
The Broncos have had two Super Bowl appearances themselves since 2013. Although, both of them came before the Chiefs’ reign of terror began. Still, Denver boasts the second most success of the past decade in the AFC West.
On the other hand, the Chargers and Raiders have alternated back and forth. Each franchise finished in last place three times since 2013 while jockeying for the position of second and third place in between. Los Angeles is on the upward trajectory, but Las Vegas is up the river without a paddle.
AFC West: Best-case scenario and worst-case scenario for each team
As the 2023 NFL season draws near, let’s take a deep dive into the AFC West. In this exercise, we highlight the best and worst-case scenarios for each team. Without further ado, Kansas City… you are up!