AFC West Predictions

AFCW PRedictions

49ers @ Chargers

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Chargers Win 34-17. The Bolts have the 4th best offense in football, and the 49ers defense has given up the 13th most total yards and the 7th most scoring. Couple that with Jimmy G going down for the year with a torn ACL, I just don’t see the Chargers losing this. I also had a similar sentiment when the Chargers broke the Browns losing streak in 2016, though. Last year, C.J. Beathard went 1-4 with a 55% completion percentage, 1430 yards, 4 TDs and 6 Interceptions. This will be a welcome break for the defense coming off getting blown out by the Rams high flying offense. Rivers throws for 3 TD’s Gordon or Ekeler run for another. I’d predict the bolts defense forces at least 2 turnovers as well.

Browns @ Raiders

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Raiders win 28-24. I don’t see the Raiders being the ones to give Cleveland their first winning streak since 2014, especially after finally catching an offensive rhythm Amari Cooper. I think they will score a ton in the first half, maybe even 21 in the first quarter or something stupid like that. Then they won’t be able to get downfield until scoring a desperation TD in the 4th. Cleveland is currently giving up the 10th most yards through the air per game, so if Carr figures them out early it may be over. Kolton Miller has been playing great, but has a hell of a matchup vs Myles Garrett.

Chiefs @ Denver

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Chiefs win 37-24. The Broncos are outstanding at home, but the number of defensive injuries and inability to go punch for punch with Kansas City’s offense is just too powerful for me to see them containing. If you take away 25% of KC’s average scoring to account for altitude and home field advantage, they’d still be on course to score 29 points. Mahomes throws 4 touchdowns, Keenum throws 2 and Phillip Lindsay has a monster game vs KC’s suspect defense capped off with a TD. I see Von having a good game coming back home to a familiar face in Chiefs RT Mitchell Schwartz.

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