Broncos favored to win AFC West
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Peyton Manning and the Broncos are listed as the clear favorites to repeat as AFC West Division champs in 2015.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Broncos are 5/9 favorites to win the AFC West while the Chiefs are 7/2 and the Chargers are 5/1. The Raiders have the worst odds to win the division at 12/1.
The Broncos had a relatively quiet offseason, signing free agents Darian Stewart, Owen Daniels, Vance Walker and Antonio Smith, while drafting pass rusher Shane Ray in the first round and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo in the second. Among the bigger losses that they suffered in free agency, tight end Julius Thomas signed with the Jaguars and guard Orlando Franklin is now a Charger.
Of course, with Manning under center the Broncos should be the favorites to win the division. The AFC West should once again be competitive but assuming Peyton stays healthy and the running game can be more of a focus under new head coach Gary Kubiak, Denver should find itself competing for a divisional crown once again this season.
Odds to win AFC West Division 2015-16
Denver Broncos 5/9
Kansas City Chiefs 7/2
San Diego Chargers 5/1
Oakland Raiders 12/1