View Full Version : AFC West = toughest division in NFL

11-05-2006, 07:01 PM
It seems that year after year the AFC West is the toughest division

Is there a reason?

11-05-2006, 07:04 PM
Yes, the Chiefs are in the AFC West.

11-05-2006, 07:07 PM
I have no idea why (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=151327), but I'm inclined to agree.

11-05-2006, 07:10 PM
I have no idea why (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=151327), but I'm inclined to agree.

sorry, I didn't even see that thread.

YOu can close mine if you like

11-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Well, to be fair, you're asking a different question.

My question was "is the AFC West the toughest division in football?"

Your question is "why is the AFC West the toughest?"

And this is going to seem like a fallacious answer, but it's because the AFC West is tough.

With occasional exceptions, every team in the division is led by smart management who understand they have to build a very strong team to compete. (The Raiders had this for many years until the meltdown after their Super Bowl a few years ago.)

Every now and then a team will falter, but this division sports three teams that have been to the Super Bowl in the last decade, and the one team in the AFC West that hasn't been to the Super Bowl in the last ten years twice led the league with a 13-3 record.

No other division has that kind of across-the-board excellence, and that's why every team in the AFC West has to keep top-notch talent just to remain competitive.

11-05-2006, 07:27 PM
The AFC West is tough because the Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos & Chargers basically hate each other & will do anything to win against each other which in turn makes their teams stronger therefore the division is tougher.

11-05-2006, 07:29 PM
Also true.

It doesn't hurt that there's practically a Quadrangle Of Hatred.

11-05-2006, 08:15 PM
Also true.

It doesn't hurt that there's practically a Quadrangle Of Hatred.

Why hate the chargers, thats like hating the kids on the short bus.
Having followed the Chiefs from the start I know all the reasons to hate the donks and the faiders, but I never disliked the Seahawks or the Chargers.

11-05-2006, 08:22 PM
Good Ownership

Davis (up until a few years ago)

Good Head Coahing

Schottenheimer, Vermiel, Edwards
Shanahan, Shell, Gruden
Reeves, Phillips, Shanahan
Coryell, Saunders, Ross, Schottenheimer

Good Players

D. Thomas, Montana, Allen, Holmes, Green
Gannon, Jackson, Brown
Elway, Davis, Smith, McCaffery
Tomlinson, Brees, Gates

Good fans

KC #2
Denver #8
San Diego #22
Oakland #32

Rain Man
11-05-2006, 08:33 PM
We've almost always had two or three strong teams.

Early 60s - Chiefs, Chargers
Late 60s - Chiefs, Raiders
Early 70s - Raiders
Late 70s - Raiders, one fluke with Broncos
Early 80s - Raiders, Chargers
Late 80s - Broncos, Raiders, Chargers
Early 90s - Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, one fluke w/ Chargers
Late 90s - Chiefs, Broncos
Early 00s - Chiefs, Raiders
Current - Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers
Late 00s - Chiefs
Early 10s - Chiefs
Late 10s - Chiefs

11-05-2006, 08:35 PM
KC #2
Denver #8
San Diego #22
Oakland #32
I must see this full list.

11-05-2006, 08:37 PM
I must see this full list.


11-05-2006, 08:58 PM