The AFC has been a very interesting conference to watch this season.
The Chiefs have had the most electrifying offense all season long, led by the second-year sensation, Patrick Mahomes, and are 11-2 with a huge game against the division-rival Chargers Thursday night.
The Patriots, as always, have been among the league’s best and are 9-4 with the Steelers, Bills and Jets left on their schedule.
The Texans just had a nine-game winning streak snapped, but are still tied with the Patriots at 9-4 and have three sub-.500 teams on their remaining schedule.
The dysfunctional Steelers are still in position to win their division at 7-5-1, a half-game ahead of the Ravens, but they have the Patriots and Saints in the next two weeks.
It’s not just the division-leaders that are good though. In fact, the best team might be a wild-card right now.
The San Diego Chargers (I know it’s Los Angeles now but this team is from San Diego and it’s weird and maybe even disrespectful to call them the LA Chargers) have arguably the most well-balanced team in the AFC, maybe even the entire NFL.
On offense, San Diego (LA) ranks 6th in the league in total yards, led by quarterback, Philip Rivers, is quietly playing at an MVP level. He is fourth in touchdown passes with 29 and has thrown just 6 interceptions.
They also have a good running back you might’ve heard of in Melvin Gordon. Gordon has 802 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns on an average of 5.2 yards-per-carry.
Their defense ranks 8th in total yards, who now has their best player, Joey Bosa healthy and back in the starting line-up.
San Diego (LA) lost to Kansas City Week One but has a chance to redeem themselves and move ahead of the Chiefs in the AFC West Thursday Night as the teams show down at Arrowhead Stadium.
Regardless of what happens Thursday, the Chargers are definitely slept-on as one of the best teams in the AFC and are a force to be reckoned with in the league.