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Insiders Network: How Will the AFC West Play Out?

How Will the AFC West Play Out?

The 33rd Team’s Insiders Network is a group of former NFL coaches and front-office executives who are here to provide insight and perspective into all things football. Each week during the season, we reach out to members of our Insiders Network to get their thoughts on a topical question. Here is this week’s question: 

The AFC West is currently the most competitive division in football with the Chiefs at 7-4 and all 3 other teams at 6-5. What order do you expect the 4 AFC West teams to finish in?

Tom Lewand:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Los Angeles Chargers
  3. Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Denver Broncos

Joe Banner:

It ends exactly where it is today.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Los Angeles Chargers
  3. Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Denver Broncos

Nick Polk:

  1. Los Angeles Chargers
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Denver Broncos
  4. Las Vegas Raiders

Wade Phillips:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Los Angeles Chargers
  3. Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Denver Broncos

Mike Tannenbaum:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. LA Chargers
  3. Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Denver Broncos

Among the five Insiders polled, four had the exact same answer, predicting that the Chiefs would finish first and the Broncos last, with the Chargers and Raiders sitting in between. Nick Polk, former Director of Football Operations for the Atlanta Falcons, gave the only different answers, predicting that the Chargers come out on top.