The Denver Broncos lost its starting quarterback in the off-season and all of the betting sites
agree that it was the best thing that could have ever happened to Denver. The departure of
Tim Tebow from Denver and the arrival of Peyton Manning to the Broncos completely changes the online sportsbook landscape in the AFC West. A division that used to be up for grabs is now looking to be dominated
by the Broncos. However, it is important to note that every team in the AFC West will be much better in 2012, and that will make the entire division extremely fun to watch.
Yes Virginia, there is a Manning in Denver. Most of the observant sports fans know that the Denver Broncos won all of those games last year despite the play of Tim Tebow and not because of the play of
Tim Tebow. The pay head sports experts know that Tebow had to have great fourth quarter and overtime comebacks because he accomplished nothing during the first three quarters of the game. That means
that the rest of the Denver Broncos’ team is extremely solid. The Broncos dominate on defense and play some of the best special teams in the league. When you add in a healthy Peyton Manning to that mix, you get the best team in the AFC West and possibly the entire AFC.
Predicted Finish: First
Kansas City Chiefs
The hardest thing to do when predicting the AFC West for 2012 is choosing the team that will finish second to the Broncos. Sportsbook reviews of the other AFC West teams show that every team should be improved for 2012.
But the Kansas City Chiefs will be the team that will be closest to the Broncos when the season ends. The entire team seemed relieved to have new head coach Romeo Crenel in place and the bashing of former head coach Todd Haley is still coming out of the Kansas City locker room. A unified Chiefs’ team, with new running back Peyton Hillis and a healthy quarterback Matt Cassel, will be a force in the AFC West.
Predicted Finish: Second
When you think about it, the Oakland Raiders were a healthy quarterback and healthy running back away from being a playoff team. When running back Darren McFadden went down with injury, it seemed like the Raiders’
season was over. New general manager Reggie McKenzie is making good moves in Oakland and building a
competitive team. He is creating depth and intends to use the draft to fill in starter positions for the 2012 season. The Raiders are finally in the hands of a capable general manager who can turn this team completely around.
Predicted Finish: Third
San Diego Chargers
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Even the writers for the hockey news know that head coach Norv Turner and quarterback Philip Rivers have not won anything of substance together in San Diego. But yet that is the tandem that the fans in San Diego will be getting, and the results will be pretty much the same as they have been in the past.
Predicted Finish: Fourth