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NFL standings, Week 5: Breaking down the AFC West heading toward Week 6

The AFC West is working its way through Week 5. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 6.

Joshua Kelley #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The AFC West gets to close out Week 5 with the spotlight on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs host the Raiders with two teams in decidedly different positions coming into the game. The Chiefs are 3-1 and coming off a big road win against the Bucs. The Raiders come in at 1-3 and looking to build some momentum following last week’s win over the Broncos.

The Chiefs will be looking to maintain their one-game lead on the Chargers. LA lucked out in a big way on Sunday against the Browns. The Chargers led 30-28 in Cleveland went for it on 4th and 1 at their own 46 with 1:13 left in the game. They failed to convert and turned it over to the Browns. Cleveland could only advance the ball ten yards, and then missed on a 54-yard field goal attempt.

Meanwhile, the Broncos are scuffling in a big way. They lost 12-9 in overtime to the Colts on Thursday Night Football in a game that set back offensive football about a century. It’s hard to see the Broncos getting on track any time soon.

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 6.

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