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NFL standings, Week 8: Breaking down the AFC West heading toward Week 9

The AFC West completed Week 8 on Sunday. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 9.

Latavius Murray #28 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with teammate Russell Wilson #3 after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter in the NFL match between Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2022 in London, England. Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The AFC West had a light schedule in Week 8 with the Chiefs and Chargers both on their bye. The Broncos are the last team in the division to get a bye, sitting out Week 9. Fortunately for Denver, they will head into the bye with some optimism.

The Broncos have stumbled all season long, but they got a win in London over the Jaguars on Sunday. They struggled for most of the first half, but a Jerry Jeudy touchdown with 2:44 left in the second quarter might have sparked them. They took a lead in the third quarter and then Russell Wilson offered up some solidly vintage work in the fourth quarter. He connected with KJ Hamler for 47 yards to set up a touchdown with 1:43 to go to get the win.

Meanwhile, the Raiders laid an egg in New Orleans. They were seemingly getting on track with a strong performance against the Chiefs and then a win over the Texans, but they were shut out in the Big Easy and couldn’t figure out how to contain a struggling Saints team.

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 9.

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