PFF Week: Out West, Week 1

Trevor Jones recaps the week's content at PFF as it pertained to the teams in the AFC's and NFC's West Divisions.

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PFF Week: Out West, Week 1

PFF-Week-Out-WestIt’s your last chance to get caught up on the happenings at PFF before the next slate of games is upon us and our new ‘PFF Week’ posts provide quick access to the week that was. The ‘Out West’ edition covers all things pertaining to the AFC and NFC West divisions for a one-stop Saturday shop built to keep you in the loop and on top of your football-watching game. 

Wrapping up the Preseason

Nathan Jahnke’s 32 Observations piece takes a look at a player from each team who was a surprise to make the final roster while four West division players made PFF’s Team of Preseason, a look at some of the players who had the best performances during exhibition play. In his ‘Palazzolo’s Pitch’, our Steve Palazzolo also highlighted a few West players in his Preseason Final piece.

Our writers went through some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the final week of the preseason in their Re-Focused articles. Ryan Lindley’s continued struggles, Jon Baldwin failing to prove himself in a new situation, and the Raiders’ QB battle are all covered in this week’s articles:

REFO: Packers @ Chiefs, Preseason Week 4
REFO: Cardinals @ Broncos, Preseason Week 4
REFO: 49ers @ Chargers, Preseason Week 4
REFO: Raiders @ Seahawks, Preseason Week 4
REFO: Ravens @ Rams, Preseason Week 4

Welcoming the Season

You don’t want to miss Neil Hornsby’s grades for each team’s projected starting lineup in a recent Neil’s NFL Daily post. Every starter marked from ‘poor’ to ‘elite’ in a snapshot glance around the league.

Four of PFF’s senior analysts answer questions about each division in the Four Questions, Four Analysts articles. Those questions cover breakout players, win total over/unders, rookies, and which teams our analysts think will make the playoffs from each division. See if you agree with their answers for the AFC West and NFC West.

Our 32 Teams in 32 Days series consists of season previews for every NFL team. Below are the links to each AFC and NFC West’s team previews:

AFC West: Denver | Kansas City | Oakland | San Diego
NFC West: Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis

Our writers make their highly-anticipated Week 1 picks in the PFF Pick’em and their choices for season awards and playoff spots in PFF’s 2013 NFL Predictions (spoiler: half of them choose a West team as their Super Bowl champion.) You can also find out where your favorite AFC or NFC West team landed in the season-opening edition of our 2013 Power Rankings.

Now, with the first week’s games upon us, our Three to Focus On series previews the upcoming Week 1 contests by diving deep on some of the biggest matchups in each:

3TFO: Raiders @ Colts, Week 1
3TFO: Seahawks @ Panthers, Week 1
3TFO: Cardinals @ Rams, Week 1
3TFO: Packers @ 49ers, Week 1
3TFO: Texans @ Chargers, Week 1
3TFO: Chiefs @ Jags, Week 1

And for Denver in the season opener, the before and after ‘Three to Focus On’ and ‘Re-Focused':

3TFO: Ravens @ Broncos, Week 1
REFO: Ravens @ Broncos, Week 1


In the Opening Day Edition of Sam Monson’s Analysis Notebook, he broke down a certain play the Denver Broncos used in their big Thursday Night win over Baltimore.

Steve returned with another ‘Pitch’, this time discussing PFF grades and NFL Analytics – a big topic every fan should be up to speed on.

Check out which West players made PFF’s Page of Fame, a series honoring the best single-game and single-season grades that any player has received!

As always, remember to check out our Premium Stats that include grades for every player, our incredibly useful Signature Stats, and more!


  • George McDowell

    AFC West may be as much of a joke as the NFC West was a few years ago, but Denver is a lot better than either Seattle or San Francisco.