Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 9/27/12

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after a touchdown against the New York Jets during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
The AFC West is getting worse than the Big Ten these days and that is thanks to both of the favorites performing like duds lately. Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense has been a joke without a healthy Ryan Mathews in the backfield, but they should be in contention for a division title all season long. Rivers has 4 TD and 3 INT, but 688 yards are skewed numbers once you realize the Raiders and Titans were on the schedule. San Diego is accustomed to folding by December, but this division happens to be the worst in football right now. Oakland has major issues defending the pass and running the ball, but the Chiefs just ended their losing streak at two as they picked up their first victory of the season. Defeating the Saints isn’t a major accomplishment, but it helps to defeat any team in the NFL these days. Kansas City struggled miserably at finding ways to let Jamaal Charles find success and we found out the New Orleans defense was the key all along. Matt Cassel has a huge season a...
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