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NFL standings, Week 4: Breaking down the AFC West heading toward Week 5

The AFC West wrapped up its Week 4 schedule. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 5.

Patrick Mahomes #15 and Jody Fortson #88 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are back on track in the AFC West. The team lost a stunner in Week 3 at the Colts, but bounced back in Week 4 to win handily over the Buccaneers. The final victory was by ten points, but the game was never that close. Kansas City jumped on top early and led for all by the first 46 seconds.

They improve to 3-1 and sit a game up on the Chargers and Broncos. The Chargers beat the Texans on the road while the Broncos came up short in a road game against the Raiders. Las Vegas got their first win to improve to 1-3 in a division that had high expectations coming into the season.

The Chargers appear to be the toughest competition for the Broncos. LA has lost numerous players to injury, but they’re doing enough to stick around. They travel to Cleveland before hosting Denver in a critical divisional showdown. The Chiefs face a huge stretch ahead of their own Week 8 bye, hosting the Raiders and Bills before traveling to face the 49ers.

Below is a rundown of the AFC West division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 5.

2022 AFC West standings

AFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 14
AFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 14
Kansas City Chiefs 9-3 @ DEN +175 OTB
Los Angeles Chargers 6-6 vs. MIA +220 OTB
Las Vegas Raiders 5-7 @ LAR +650 OTB
Denver Broncos 3-9 vs. KC +260 OTB