In two short, but negatively impacting, weeks for the Raiders, they have gone from first place in the AFC West to two games out of first and in third place. If the Raiders want to continue to have a solid hope in the division they will have to win this Sunday. They play the second place 6-5 San Diego Chargers in San Diego. Not too long ago, it was San Diego, who at 2-5, were on the verge of losing their season, but they have since won 4 in a row and they are breathing down the 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs' necks.
While the teams in the middle of the AFC West do battle in San Diego the teams on the top of the bottom will face off in Kansas City. The last place Broncos have lost two in a row and they will now hope to spoil Kansas City's division hopes again. Three weeks ago, the Broncos beat the Chiefs by 20 in Denver. It was a game that angered Chiefs Coach, Todd Haley enough that he refused to shake Broncos Coach, Josh McDaniels's hand after the game. I doubt the Chiefs have forgotten what happened in that game and they are anxious to get back at the Chiefs.