clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL Picks: Three Of Four AFC West Teams Favored To Win In Week 8

Rex Ryan: Man you're seriously not favored against the 49ers?  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Rex Ryan: Man you're seriously not favored against the 49ers? (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs aren't the only AFC West team favored to win in Week 8. Both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are favored in their Week 8 games along with the Chiefs 7.5 points.

The AFC West has been pretty miserable this year outside of the Chiefs. The Chargers and Denver Broncos were thought to be the biggest threats but that's not the case to this point. The Raiders are in control of second place in the AFC West. They've started both Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell this year. That's a second place duo in the AFC West.

Here's what the rest of the West looks like this week:

Seattle Seahawks (4-2) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-4)

The second place Raiders probably won't be playing on TV in this game. I can't ever bet on the Raiders to win.

Line: Raiders are 2.5 point favorites

Denver Broncos (2-5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (1-6)

The Broncos head to London to play the San Francisco 49ers. It looks like Troy Smith will be the starting QB for the 49ers with Alex Smith out with an injury. This seems like a good opportunity for the Broncos to notch their third win of the season.

Line: 49ers are one point favorites.

Tennessee Titans (5-2) vs. San Diego Chargers (2-5)

This should be a blowout, right? Maybe not. The Chargers are first in yards on offense and first in yards on defense. At some point the odds have to come through and they'll start winning games. Right? Right?

Line: Chargers are 3.5 point favorites.

Arrowhead Pride Premiere

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Arrowhead Pride Premier, with exclusive updates from Pete Sweeney on the ground at Arrowhead, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Chiefs analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.