There are questions in abundance to be replied in our AFC West 2020 season review…
Will the Chiefs go undefeated against divisional rivals as they did in 2019?
Will any of the other three groups dominate enough matches to catch the new seventh seed spot in the end of the season games?
How long will Derek Carr and Tyrod Taylor save their beginning employments for?
Numerous inquiries loom over the AFC West going into 2020 yet one thing is sure – the ruling NFL champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, will the group to beat. They have now won four AFC West divisions straight, taking over from the Broncos who won five of every a line from 2011-2015.
Kansas City Chiefs (13-3)
The prevailing Super Bowl champions start as one of the top choices to rehash their 2019 achievement and with Patrick Mahomes driving this offense, it’s difficult to look past the Chiefs to be the favorite coming out of the AFC. The first round choice of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who will in a flash become the lead pursuing back Damien Williams picked to pass on the 2020 season, adds to an effectively predominant ability position set which incorporates Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
At the point when you have quite recently won the Super Bowl and have kept essentially everybody on your program, there isn’t a lot of need to change a triumphant recipe.
The Chiefs start with a possibly high scoring game in Houston and furthermore need to play the Ravens and Patriots by week 4, yet it’s not until week 14 when they travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints where they ought to be pained again – this has the makings of a Super Bowl see composed on top of it! A record of 13-3 is the floor for the Chiefs who will have eyes on going undefeated and turning into the NFL’s next administration.
After a solid end to the 2019 season which saw them win four out of their last five games with Drew Lock at quarterback, there is trust that the Broncos can be ordinary post season competitors indeed.
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— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 14, 2020
The offense has been put resources into during the slow time of year – running back Melvin Gordon showed up from the Chargers and should frame a unique 1-2 punch with Lindsay, and wide collectors Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler were gotten in the draft. The famously solid Broncos safeguard got overhauled with the augmentations of Jurrell Casey and AJ Bouye to go with a resurgent Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
The Broncos face an intense beginning with coordinate ups against the Titans and Steelers in the initial hardly any weeks however as their between gathering games are against groups in the NFC South in 2020 there will be chance to go in any event 2-2 in those games. Include games against the Jets and Dolphins, in addition to the four divisional games against the Raiders and Chargers, and an eight match dominating season ought to be inside their compass, yet lamentably they will pass up a special case place in the end of the season games.
Las Vegas Raiders (record 7-9)
Expectations were high toward the start of the 2019 season – the Raiders appeared to be ready to make the end of the season games for just the second time in seventeen years and running back Josh Jacobs was having an incredible new kid on the block season however early idealism before long went to dissatisfaction as they lost 5 of their last 6.
There are still inquiries about whether Derek Carr is the correct man to lead the Raiders in their new home of Las Vegas and with the free office marking of Marcus Mariota, it appears to be likely that Carr may be on re-appropriated time. First round draft pick Henry Ruggs will improve the Raiders accepting center and the increments of Cory Littleton and Carl Nassir are a lift to a disappointing safeguard.
One more day closer.
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— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) August 15, 2020
A winnable opener against the Panthers is trailed by intense games against the Saints, Patriots, Bills and Chiefs. They will extravagant their odds of dominating the two matches against the Chargers and furthermore have the Jets, Colts and the Dolphins towards the back finish of the period, so 6 or 7 successes is the thing that I am anticipating for the 2020 season.
Just because since 2004 there will be another quarterback in Chargers hues to open the season at their fresh out of the plastic new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
All signs are pointing towards Tyrod Taylor being the starter yet without a doubt it is just a short time before first round draft pick and the future essence of the establishment Justin Herbert gets his shot. Joey Bosa, new off marking another beast contract, is outstanding amongst other guarded parts in the NFL and Melvin Gordon’s takeoff to the Broncos opens the entryway for Austin Ekeler to be the lead back, yet after Keenan Allen there is an absence of beneficial recipients that won’t help the quarterback. The Chargers discovered numerous approaches to lose games in 2019 and this season has the vibe of the beginning of a modify.
The Chargers have some winnable games against the Bengals, Jets, Dolphins and the Jaguars in 2020 and five successes ought to be their floor. A ton will boil down to what number of divisional games they can win to abstain from completing keep going for the subsequent straight season.