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NFL standings, Week 14: Breaking down the AFC West heading toward Week 15

The AFC West is done with Week 14. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 15.

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his run for a first down during the fourth quarter in a 23-17 win over the Miami Dolphins at SoFi Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The AFC West race is just about settled and we could have a division champ as soon as the end of Week 15.

The Chiefs had a clinching scenario in Week 14, requiring them win and have the Chargers lose. Kansas City held up their end of the scenario, although it wasn’t an easy win. They went into Denver and beat the Broncos 34-28, but they also nearly blew a 27-0 lead. Patrick Mahomes threw three interceptions against three touchdowns and they held on for the win.

However, they could not clinch after the Chargers beat the Dolphins on Sunday Night Football. LA led the entire game with Justin Herbert out-performing Tua Tagovailoa in the win. LA is unlikely to win the division, but they’ve revived playoff hopes that had taken a hit in recent weeks. Kansas City can clinch the AFC West with a single win or tie the remaining three weeks, while the Chargers are eliminated from division contention with a single loss or tie.

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 15.

2022-23 AFC West standings

AFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 18
AFC West Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 18
Kansas City Chiefs 13-3 @ LV +175 OTB
Los Angeles Chargers 10-6 @ DEN +220 OTB
Las Vegas Raiders 6-10 vs. KC +650 OTB
Denver Broncos 4-12 vs. LAC +260 OTB