Predominantly Orange writers Baylor Bradac, Matt Geving and I give our picks for each AFC West matchup for week fourteen including the Broncos at 49ers.
The Denver Broncos are on a roll. After winning just three of the first nine games of the 2018 season, Denver has won three straight to get to .500 on the season (6-6).
Just like that, the team is knocking on the door of a playoff birth.
Against the Cincinnati Bengals, undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay was the star. Lindsay rand for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
His performance against the Bengals earned him multiple awards: AFC Offensive Player of the Week, FedEx Ground Player of the Week, and NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders faced off in week 13. Kansas City came up victorious 40-33. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued his great season, this time throwing four touchdown passes.
Tight end Travis Kelce was on the receiving end of over half of Mahomes’ passing yards.
The Raiders nearly had two players over the 100-yard receiving mark. Tight end Jared Cook caught seven passes for 100 yards and one touchdown. Receiver Jordy Nelson caught ten passes for 97 yards.
The Los Angeles Chargers went into Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. Quarterback Phillip Rivers was just shy of 300 yards but tossed two touchdowns. Receiver Keenan Allen caught 14 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown. Chargers punt returner Desmond King returned a punt for a touchdown.
For Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdowns and an interception. Running back James Conner ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Antonio Brown caught ten passes for 154 yards and one touchdown.
13 weeks into the 2018 season, the AFC West standings are as follows:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Now it’s time for week 14. The Broncos head into San Francisco to face the 49ers, the Chiefs host the Ravens, the Chargers host the Bengals, and the Raiders host the Steelers.