Place your bets on the AFC West odds at Allpro. Our AFC West Odds are ready now, and they're at their longest before the 2011 NFL Season kicks off. We hope you enjoy this year and here's some banter that's been floating around the league about this division:
The last five years the AFC West betting has seen nothing but the Chargers go to the playoffs with the exception of last year. Will the Chargers be there again this year? If the Chiefs and the Raiders have something to say about it the answer is no. Check back into the sportsbook for update football odds at year.
Norv Turner and his conservative play calling returns to the Chargers. Last year's team had tremendous talent on defense led by Quentin Jammer in the backfield but they just could not get the job done defensively. Look to new successful Defensive Coordinator, Greg Manusky from the 49ners to change things.
A lot of changes have been made to the front seven on the defense. These changes will give the Chargers the stopping power they need against the rush. New additions, Takeo Spikes and Travis Laboy come to the Chargers to help stop the run. The back field also has Eric Weddle, Jammer, and new rookie Marcus Gilchrist to put a hurt on any passing. With a decent defense made better expect the Chargers to finish first.
Al Davis, owner of the Raiders, believes his team is playoff bound, but when does he not believe this? He fired Cable and replaced him with the Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson. Jackson has rebuilt the Raider offense and will place his money on veteran quarterback, Jason Campbell from the Redskins. Campbell brings his strong arm and hopes to resurrect the passing game from number 23 in the league to the top. This coupled with Darren McFadden and Michael Bush in the backfield should keep the Raider offense at the top.
The Raider secondary will need triage. Last years secondary had Nnamdi Asomugha to anchor the squad and make it the second best in the league against the pass. He is gone and with it maybe the hopes of Raider Playoff dreams. They need the young players on defense to step up.
John Elway, president of the Broncos, did not invest in an aggressive offensive coach in the off-season. Instead, he got a coach that has a strong defensive background. New Head Coach John Fox has kept the old offensive personnel and tweaked it a bit, going from a passing offense to a running game. Fox kept Kyle Orton as quarterback and has added running back Willis McGahee from Baltimore to help when a tough inside run is needed.
Fox gutted the old veterans from the defense and replaced them with more aggressive youth. The defense should be the difference between last year's Broncos and this year's and will determine if they finish with more than just four wins.
Todd Haley, Head Coach of Kansas City Chiefs, hopes to repeat last year's division win. The main thrust of the offense depends on veteran quarterback Matt Cassel throwing to Pro Bowl wide receiver Dwayne Bowe or new weapon, Steve Breaston. In the backfield, the chiefs have Jamaal Charles who was second in rushing in the league last season. He will be combined with veteran Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain. The key to the success of the chiefs is protection. If the offensive line can protect Cassel, then the Chiefs are playoff bound.
Pro Bowler and AFC sack leader Tamba Hali leads the defense for the Chiefs. He will be helped on the inside by linebacker veteran, Derrick Johnson and rookie linebacker, Justin Houston. The Chiefs also have Pro Bowler Eric Berry Leading an experienced secondary unit. The Chiefs can repeat last year's glory if the Defense brings their "A" game according to the AFC West lines.
The Chiefs vs Broncos will happen in NFL Week 10 and NFL Week 17.
2012 AFC West Division odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||500-1|
|San Diego Chargers||9-2|