The Kansas City Chiefs continued to rule the roost in the AFC West, turning things on late in the season to contend for the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC. Patrick Mahomes settled in after a rough start, and Kansas City’s defense also began to play better. In the last three seasons, Tom Brady is the only player to defeat this team in a game that matters.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders are in the playoff hunt. The Chargers cooled off after starting the season hot, while the Raiders battled through off-field controversy to put themselves in a spot to make the postseason. They face off on Sunday Night Football with a playoff berth on the line.
The Denver Broncos finished at the bottom of the AFC West, resulting in Vic Fangio being fired. The team will have to see where to go next with the head coaching position, with the priority being improving the offense.
Here’s a look at the final standings in the AFC West for the 2021 season.