Chargers Offensive Line Voted Best in NFL

We’re back with another update for Kansas City Chiefs fans on the AFC West rivals. Each week, we highlight six recent and relevant stories about Kansas City’s division rivals: two stories each about the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.

Below are stories from the week of May 22-28.

2022 NFL Rankings ‘Triplets’, Part II: Chargers edge Bengals for top spot; Chiefs slip

Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

“Herbert’s remarkable first two seasons, Ekeler’s breakout as perhaps the league’s best running back, and Allen’s consistency from year to year are probably what earned Los Angeles just one more vote for first place than Cincinnati, and made the Chargers the No. 1 team in this year’s triplet standings.

It’s hard to disagree with this QB-RB-WR trio being the best in the NFL. It is certainly the most complete. What surprises me the most is that the Chiefs’ line of Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Travis Kelce fell to fourth under the Bills’ line of Josh Allen, Devin Singletary and Stefon Diggs. Would I take Diggs over Kelce, Allen over Mahomes, Singletary over Edwards-Helaire? Maybe Singletary, but the other two are debatable.

Read the full story from CBS Sports.

Battle to start right tackle underway for Chargers

AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann

“Los Angeles entered this offseason with the position considered one of its holes after the release of Bryan Bulaga. However, after dropping the free agency pool and the draft, the team seems comfortable with the returning Trey Pipkins and Storm Norton battling for the job.

The Chargers have a deep roster with very few holes. This right tackle position just happens to be one of them. It’s an interesting battle to watch when training camp begins this summer.

Read the full story from Chargers Wire.

Judge denies NFL motion to dismiss Jon Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

Aaron Doster – USA TODAY Sports

“Lawyers representing the leauge sat in a courtroom today with former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and made separate motions to move Gruden’s lawsuit against the NFL to arbitration and to dismiss outright the case. Both were refused.

More trouble for the Raiders organization as former manager Jon Gruden tries to get paid the remainder of his contract. This situation will continue to drag on and there could be more dirt and drama uncovered as it continues.

Read the full story from Raiders Wire.

If Colin Kaepernick is ready to leave, it makes perfect sense for the Raiders

Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

“… finally gets a chance and if he shows the Raiders he’s fit and ready to go, there’s every reason the team should sign him and let him compete for a job. According to reports, the training went well.

Sports radio host 610 Carrington Harrison spoke about it on his show, saying he thought Kaepernick’s recent practice session with the Raiders was meant to be a distraction from Gruden’s current situation. I’m inclined to agree, given that the timing is suspicious. We’ll see if that’s the case, though, depending on whether Kaepernick is actually signed.

Read the full story from Raiders Wire.

Broncos’ 2022 over/under win total set at 10.5

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

“The Denver Broncos received an over/under win total for the 2022 NFL season of 10.5, according to Tipico Sportsbook…The Broncos also have +1500 Super Bowl odds, which is now sixth-best NFL rating. , according to Tipico.

I recently predicted 10 wins for Denver, so that number seems about right. The Broncos will see plenty of tough opponents this season. Their streak in December and January is absolutely brutal, with a six-game Ravens-Chiefs-Cardinals-Rams-Chiefs-Chargers streak. Russell Wilson, who has notably experienced difficult outings in the second half of the last seasons, will have to activate it in 2022 to chain the 10 victories.

Read the full Broncos Wire story.

Broncos CB Pat Surtain is on PFF’s 25 Under 25 list

Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports

“Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II has been announced as one of the best players in the NFL under the age of 25, according to Pro Football Focus, an advanced statistics website. PFF ranked Surtain No. 20 on his list of the top 25 players under 25.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Surtain turn up the heat in 2022 and be named All-Pro. He had a great rookie season and will only get better from here.

Speaking of PFF’s under-25 list, it’s worth noting that Chiefs center Creed Humphrey made the list after hosting an elite rookie season where he was PFF’s highest-ranked center and fourth highest offensive lineman.

Read the full Broncos Wire story.

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