Three weeks in and the “most competitive division” in the AFC is giving off head scratching results. What is wrong with Denver’s offense? How are the Raiders still winless? Is the Chargers’ biggest problem Justin Herbert’s ribs, their offensive line, or their coaching? And the Chiefs aren’t evolving, they’re coping with not having Tyreek Hill.
Denver Broncos – Another week gone by, another game absent of offense. However, the Broncos secured another win with their defense. At this point it’s silly to even hear what Russell Wilson has to say, because there’s nothing working on offense. At some point, the team needs to punch it into the end zone and the natives at Mile High are getting restless.
Kansas City Chiefs – Travis Kelce is still the top target in the offense. Stop with the lies, Patrick, it’s the same offense minus Tyreek Hill. JuJu Smith-Schuster finally made a fantasy-worthy catch-and-run for 53 yards and Marquez Valdes-Scantling contributed, but are still a ways off from becoming reliable flex players. And Clyde Edwards-Helaire would have been a complete bust in Week 3 if he didn’t get a goal line touchdown.
Las Vegas Raiders – I didn’t think that the Raiders would be 0-3, not with this much talent on offense. The defense has good players too, but they’re unable to play two full halves. Mack Hollins had a huge day, pacing the Raiders receivers, catching 8-of-10 targets for 158 yards. He filled in for concussed Hunter Renfrow and benefitted from the coverage crowding Davante Adams. Darren Waller disappointed again, but what else is new?
Los Angeles Chargers – Just another pathetic showing by the Chargers who are now 1-2. Austin Ekeler rushed four stinking times. Thankfully he caught eight passes but the Jaguars were all over him. Mike Williams was held to one catch (a spectacular touchdown grab) but it’s clear that Justin Herbert is not okay. He had yardage but his throws were off target, completing just 25-of-45. And the hits keep on coming, as tackle Rashawn Slater is gone for the season with a torn left bicep.