With four weeks left to go in the season, the AFC West standings are still in flux, with the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders tied at 7-5 and the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers two games back at 5-7.
In a story that has dominated the NFL regular season, an unconventional offense lead by QB Tim Tebow has the Broncos on a five-game winning streak.
After defeating Minnesota 35-32 on Sunday, Denver is the clear front-runner for the division, as they have by far the easiest slate of games left: home dates against Chicago and New England, a road game at Buffalo and a season-ending home game against Kansas City.
Oakland, after a devastating 34-14 loss to Miami, has to play undefeated Green Bay and Detroit in the next two weeks, before closing out against Kansas City and San Diego.
The Chiefs would have to win out to have any chance of making it back to the playoffs, so a loss to the New York Jets or Green Bay in the next two weeks would end their season.
The Chargers, despite being in last place, have the division's best point differential at -2. The AFC West is the only division in the NFL without a single team that has outscored its opponents this season.
Whoever wins the division will almost certainly have to host the second-place team in the AFC North, either Baltimore or Pittsburgh, in the opening round of the playoffs.
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