On West Asia: The Broncos aren’t the only team struggling

The Denver Broncos are heading into a farewell week that’s no longer at the bottom of West Asia. Their victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 doesn’t fix everything, but it’s a step in the right direction. After the farewell, it will be important for this team to carry that momentum into three winable games starting in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans.

The Broncos were active on the trade deadline, and they were the only team in their division to make a move on Tuesday. However, one team made a (potentially big) deal last week while the other two teams in this division held out.

Let’s take a tour of West Asia to see what the competition will do.

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Kansas City Chiefs

A few days before Tuesday’s deadline, The Chiefs secured a wide receiver Kadarius Toney of the New York Giants in a deal. The deal sends a conditional third-round selection and a sixth-round selection for the Giants to choose the previous first round. Tony has been battered most of this season, but is said to be suffering from hamstring injuries, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reed. Per Reid, the team’s plan for Toney is to see “how he fits in” and work him into the attack gradually because they’ll help him work.

The only thing bosses don’t need is more weapons. Tony has been a failure and bankruptcy thus far in his professional career. However, the talent and explosion as a playmaker is still there when you’re healthy. Now that he’s with The Chiefs, Toney can start figuring things out like a pro. That’s great news for the Chiefs if that happens, and bad news for other teams in the NFL tasked with stopping an already dangerous attack.

In a post on his personal Twitter account last Friday, the Chiefs retracting from Ronald Jones wrote that he would “definitely want to release him now.” The Chiefs did not trade him, nor did they release him, so Jones remained on the list. He’s been a healthy scratch all season behind superstar Ischia Pacheco, and retains Clyde Edwards Heller and Jerick McKinnon. The Chiefs use Pacheco as their starter, but they use all three of their backs in a rushing attack that they don’t have much in the way of. Jones will have to continue as an unused reserve unless injuries hit the depth chart in front of him.

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Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 15-for-26 for 101 yards, and there was no touchdown and one interception against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. reeling. Carr struggled as a passer, and the team couldn’t run the ball as effectively as they had in the past few weeks. The attackers sit at the bottom of West Asia with a 2-5 score. While they are 2-1 at home, the Conquerors are 0-4 on the road in the 2022 season. Against the Saints, the defense was particularly bad but so was the offense.

Like Carr, superstar Davante Adams struggled in the eighth week. Adams had one pass for three yards against the Saints in Week 8. He was targeted five times during the game, but couldn’t get rid of rising linebacker Alontay Taylor. It’s an interesting development for the Raiders, as many expected Carr and Adams to tear up the league. Instead, the Raiders are struggling to win, and head coach Josh McDaniels is pointing fingers.

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Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers are trailing Austin Eckler on his way to 128 catches this year, a one-season record for repeat. The Ekeler is definitely one of the most dangerous weapons in the league, and the Chargers need to lean on it now more than ever. He provides a great goal for quarterback Justin Herbert, and Eckler is a threat to score any time he touches the ball. The shipper had their farewell at week 8 and out of their farewell they should continue to show Ekeler as much as possible.

Mike Williams (ankle) wide chargers are expected to miss at least four weeks, and wide receiver Kenan Allen is no longer practicing as of this writing. This means Chargers may have to rely on players like DeAndre Carter and Josh Palmer if Allen is to waste any more time. The ninth week shipper travels across the country to play with the innovative Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

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