NFL Analysis: AFC West Preview

The AFC West is on hard times. This division has not sent a team to the Super Bowl since 2002, the longest drought of any quartet in the NFL. The failure of the Denver Broncos to cash in a #1 seed in last year’s playoffs was attributed, at least in part, to the soft schedule they had played in compiling their 13-3 record—a none-too-subtle indictment of the division. And judging on early numbers posted in the betting markets, expectations aren’t high in 2013.