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KANSAS CITY MO - NOVEMBER 21:  The Arizona Cardinals face off against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 21 2010 in Kansas City Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - NOVEMBER 21: The Arizona Cardinals face off against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 21 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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We'll leave you for the evening on a positive note.

The Kansas City Chiefs are once again in sole possession of first place in the AFC West. The Chiefs entered Week 11 with a 5-4 record, tied with the Oakland Raiders atop the AFC West. Unfortunately for KC, Oakland holds the tiebreaker. Fortunately for KC, Oakland blew it in Pittsburgh getting blown out by the Steelers, 35-3.

That leaves the Chiefs as the sole leader of the AFC West.

Remember last week when the sky was falling because the Chiefs had lost two in a row and sole possession of first place? Yeah, a lot can change in a week. As Dwayne Bowe said after the game, "Any given Sunday..."

Folks, sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses. The attendance levels aren't showing it but the TV numbers (and our traffic numbers) are: people care again. Finally, Thanksgiving dinner will again be dominated by Chiefs talk (which will inevitably lead to a Thorman family football game dominated by yours truly). We've got our gripes about the team -- there's no doubt about that -- but the last three years have been too painful to not sit back and think, 'Life is pretty damn good right now.'

OK, back to reality. Here's how the AFC West Standings are looking with the San Diego Chargers hosting the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football this week.

1. Chiefs (6-4)

2. Raiders (5-5)

3. Chargers (4-5)

4. Broncos (3-6)