AFC West Prediction: The Chargers Era Is Over!

September 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the last few years, the AFC West has been considered one of the weakest divisions in the NFL.  San Diego was the only team that was considered a playoff and Super Bowl contender before the season. 
Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders had the Al Davis-Lane Kiffin Civil War of 2007-08 which followed a two-win season under Art Shell in 2006. 
The Kansas City Chiefs fell into a nose dive which included coaching changes, Priest Holmes' retirement, Tony Gonzalez asking for a trade and receiving one to Atlanta. Let's not forget the Larry Johnson ordeal that left a sour taste in the mouth of Chiefs fans. 
Then the Broncos lost Mike Shanahan to a premature retirement followed by trades of emerging stars Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall.
Yet this year looks different, for better or worse, for all four teams in the division.  Here are my predictions for the AFC West teams in 2010.
1. Oakland Raiders<...

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