NFL Preseason Schedule Starts Winless For Raiders, Broncos And Chargers

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 5: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Oakland Raiders looks on during practice at the Oakland Raiders training facility on August 5, 2011 in Napa, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The AFC West is 0-3 in the preseason through one day. We had the other three AFC West teams playing on Thursday night -- Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers -- and they all lost.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Chargers, 24-17. Bad news is that QB Philip Rivers looked sharp in his only series completing 5-of-6 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He's going to be awesome again this year, unfortunately. Meanwhile, Seahawks LT Russell Okung was carted off in the first minute of the game with an ankle injury and I'll take that as a reminder of how lucky the Chiefs were with injuries last year, and how lucky they need to be this year.

The Dallas Cowboys beat the QB Tim Tebow and the Broncos, 24-23. The Cowboys announcers said they've never seen someone as inaccurate in warm-ups as Tebow was and he had an awful first drive with the Broncos. He picked it up from there, though, completing 6-of-7 passes for 91 yards. This is still Orton's team but Tebow looked competent at times last night. The Cowboys broke the Broncos hearts scoring with under a minute left and hitting the two-point conversion for the win.

The Arizona Cardinals beat "some of the greatest talent in the world" the Oakland Raiders, 24-18. Oakland was on their way to victory before QB Max Hall hit WR Isaiah Williams for a 28-yard touchdown with 39 seconds remaining. This game was too late -- West coast time -- so I didn't get to watch it.

Let's hope the Chiefs have better luck. Or at least a close enough game to keep us interested through four quarters.

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