AFC West Update: Peyton Manning Remains Sidelined, Dontari Poe Makes NFL History


The Oakland Raiders fell on the road to the Detroit Lions 18-13 Sunday afternoon at Ford Field, dropping their overall record to 4-6.

With the loss, combined with a Kansas City Chiefs' win, the Silver and Black now fall to third place in the AFC West heading into their critical road matchup with the Tennessee Titans. But before the team flies to the Music City, let's get you caught up on what's happening around the rest of the AFC West.



After an impressive starting debut on the road against the Chicago Bears, quarterback Brock Osweiler will get another chance under center Sunday night when the Broncos head east to face off against the New England Patriots.

Osweiler completed 20 of 27 passing attempts, throwing for 250 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions in the Broncos 17-15 win over the Bears, and as a result, Head Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Osweiler would remain the starter in relief of Peyton Manning.

"It was encouraging for a first start in this league," Kubiak told Monday about Osweiler's performance. "He's got to feel good about the first step."

After struggling early, Manning left the Broncos Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Osweiler finished the game in relief.

The Silver and Black travel to Denver in three weeks to go square off with the Broncos December 13 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.



The Kansas City Chiefs have now won four games in a row and squarely inserted themselves into the AFC playoff picture.

After starting the season a disappointing 1-4, Andy Reid's team now sits at .500 heading into a crucial matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

Their 33-3 win over the San Diego Chargers not only vaulted them back into the Wild Card discussion, but they also made a little bit of history in the process.

In the first quarter, with the game still scoreless, 346-pound Dontari Poe took the handoff from Alex Smith and dove into the end zone – becoming the heaviest player in NFL history to score a touchdown.

With the recent success the Chiefs have found, their Week 13 visit to Coliseum to play the Raiders becomes all the more important for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.



Unlike the Chiefs, the Chargers are trending backwards, having now lost six games in a row and sitting in last in the division with a 2-8 record.

Their most recent stumble came Sunday, as they were blown out at home 33-3 at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The season seems to have gotten away from the Bolts in a hurry, but took a look at five lessons that were learned after their loss to the Chiefs.

The Chargers travel to Coliseum Week 16 to square off against the Silver and Black December 24 at Coliseum.

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