The AFC West sent three teams to the playoffs last season and one made it to the Super Bowl. The Broncos, Chargers and Chiefs set out to make it back to the playoffs while the Raiders will try to reach .500 for the first time since 2011. With three playoff teams in 2013, the AFC West became one of the toughest divisions in football and could become even tougher at the top as the Broncos and Chargers both made significant additions in the offseason, both on defensive side of the ball for prepare for the opposing offenses.
Denver Broncos | Avg. Price: $372.79
Denver was the top team in the AFC last season and they will enter 2014 with the most expensive average price on the secondary market. The Broncos are again projected to be the top team in the conference and the Broncos' schedule will feature a few expensive games against some top opponents. Games against the Indianapolis Colts Week 1 and San Francisco 49ers Week 7, both Sunday Night Football games, have an average price above $450.
San Diego Chargers | Avg. Price: $209.87
The Chargers made a surprise run to the playoffs in 2013 and some improvements on defense could make them even better in 2014. Even as they’re the second most expensive team in the division by average price, there’s a significant drop off from the Broncos. The most expensive home game on the Chargers' schedule this season comes Week 14 against the New England Patriots, currently slated for Sunday Night Football, with an average price of $292.87.
Kansas City Chiefs | Avg. Price: $158.13
Peyton Manning was voted the Most Valuable Player in 2013, but Jamaal Charles was one of the most irreplaceable players in the league for Kansas City last season. Charles led the Chiefs in rushes, rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards as the team went 11-5. The most expensive game on the Kansas City Chiefs' schedule is still under $200, a $198.54 average price against the Patriots Week 4 on Monday Night Football.
Oakland Raiders | Avg. Price: $150.45
The Raiders will have a new look this season, with quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver James Jones and rookie linebacker Khalil Mack. The Raiders also added defensive ends Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley. Still, two consecutive seasons finishing at 4-12 have led the Raiders to have the lowest season average price in the division. A Bay Area matchup against the 49ers will be the most expensive home game on the Raiders' schedule with an average price of $343.84.
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