Bills head coach Rex Ryan was visibly angry with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman following Buffalo’s loss to the Seahawks on Monday night. Ryan didn’t mince words, telling Sherman he was acting like “an ass” during the game.
On Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll responded, saying Ryan should worry about his own players.
He added a caveat.
“(Carpenter) hams it up a little bit, too, which makes it bad,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks beat the Bills 31-25, and the fallout from this game continues.
So let’s just go with a firm no to this question.
Who is going to win the AFC West?
It might be boring to place the Patriots back in another Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any suspense before we reach that point in the season. In fact, the smart money should be on the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs coming out of the AFC West, which quickly has emerged as the best division in football. It’s quite conceivable that both AFC wild-card teams could come from the West — the Raiders are 7-2, the Chiefs are 6-2 and Denver is 6-3 — while San Diego might be the best 4-5 team in football (if only the Bolts hadn’t blown four second-half leads this season …).
One thing we do know for sure: Denver is trending in the wrong direction. The Broncos still have a talented defense, but they’ve struggled against the run and they’re also hurting on offense. The Raiders exploited both those issues in a win this past Sunday night, one that cemented Oakland’s stature as one of the best young teams in the game.
The Chiefs also quietly have positioned themselves to make a strong run at this division title. They’re 2-0 in the division, and one of the best-kept secrets in the NFL is that Kansas City now has won 16 of its last 18 regular-season games. If the Chiefs stay healthy — they beat the Jaguars last week despite injuries to several key players, including quarterback Alex Smith — don’t be surprised if they win out. They always play Denver tough, and they’ve already beaten the Raiders in Oakland.