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Around the AFC West: While Chiefs Were Away, the Rest of the Division Lost

A roundup of this week’s headlines around the AFC West division


Denver Broncos

Broncos lose to Indianapolis Colts, 27-24, for first loss of season

Cornerback Aqib Talib suspended for game this weekend against the Chiefs

*NOTE: Talib is currently appealing the suspension.*

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware likely to also miss game against Chiefs

San Diego Chargers

Chargers drop fifth straight game to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football

Philip Rivers calls the loss to the Bears "pretty sickening"


After the Chargers lost their fifth game in a row to the Chicago Bears on Monday night, quarterback Philip Rivers sounded befuddled in his address to the media.

"We just don't have the answers right now," he said. "It's not surrendering and saying we're not good enough. I'm not saying we're surrendering, but we are what we are and right now that's a 2-7 team on a five-game skid."

Similar to the Chiefs last week, the Chargers now enter their week away from football.

"I think the bye week will be good for us just to take a deep breath," he said. "At this point, you play for respect and when I say respect, the respect of the other guys in the locker room. I really think there's nothing more past it than that. That's what you play for."

The Chargers play the Chiefs at home in two weeks at 3:05 p.m.

Wide receiver Malcom Floyd injured his shoulder against the Bears

Oakland Raiders

Raiders lose to Pittsburgh Steelers, 38-35, drop to 4-4

Despite running back Latavius Murray suffering a concussion, he's expected to play this week against the Minnesota Vikings

Oakland among the teams that are already having a better 2015 than 2014.

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