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Around the AFC West: Broncos and Raiders Keep Pace With Chiefs Atop Division
September 19, 2017 05:02 PM | Matt McMullen
The Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten on Sunday, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20.

The win maintained a three-way tie between the Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders atop the AFC West, as all three teams moved to 2-0 on Sunday.

Here's a look around the AFC West after Week 2.

Denver Broncos (2-0)

Week 2 Results: Won vs. Dallas, 42-17

The Broncos won in convincing fashion on Sunday, soundly beating the Dallas Cowboys by 25 points. The two teams were tied at a touchdown apiece before Denver went on a 28-3 run prior to the fourth quarter, putting the game away early. Broncos' quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 231 yards and matched a career-high with four touchdowns, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders hauled in six catches for 62 yards and a pair of scores.

The Broncos picked off Cowboys' quarterback and reigning Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott twice and held running back Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL's leading rusher last season, to just eight yards on nine carries.

The Local Perspective: The Denver Post broke down the Broncos' victory.

Next Up: Denver will travel to Buffalo next week to take on the Bills (1-1).

Los Angeles Chargers (0-2)

Week 2 Results: Lost vs. Miami, 19-17

The Chargers lost another heartbreaker on Sunday in their home opener, as rookie kicker Younghoe Koo's potential game-winning, 44-yard field goal sailed wide right with just seconds remaining. It was the second week in a row that Los Angeles lost in the closing seconds due to a missed field goal.

Los Angeles' quarterback Philip Rivers played well in the loss, completing 31 of 39 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown.

The Local Perspective: The Los Angeles Times examined its takeaways from the Chargers' second close loss.

Next Up: The Chargers will host Kansas City next week.

Oakland Raiders (2-0)

Week 2 Results: Won vs. the New York Jets, 45-20

The Raiders handled the Jets with ease on Sunday, leading the entire game. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr completed 23 of 28 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns while three different Raiders rushed for a score, including running back Marshawn Lynch.

The Oakland defense forced two turnovers while holding the Jets to just 271 total yards.

The Local Perspective: The East-Bay Times broke down all the action.

Next Up: The Raiders travel to Washington (1-1) next week to play the Redskins on Sunday Night Football.

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