Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/1/12

DENVER - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs prepares to take a snap against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 44-24. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
In a surprising turn of events from week three, week four in the AFC West saw the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs trying to win two games in a row, while Denver and San Diego looked to bounce back from week three losses. This article looks at four things learned from this past weekend’s two AFC West divisional matchups.Denver Does Have An Explosive Offense After beating the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-19, expectations were high for both Peyton Manning and the Denver offense. In weeks two and three Denver’s offense failed to live up to those expectations turning the ball over six times and being outscored 58-46 and losing both games.In week four against the Oakland Raiders, Manning and the Broncos reminded fans of the NFL why Denver went out and spent so much money signing Manning. Denver’s offense exploded against the Oakland Raiders, racking up 26 first downs, 503 total yards, converted 10 out of 16 third downs, while scoring 37 points.Manning finished the game with...
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