Tired of the lockout? There  are always some interesting numbers when it comes to the NFL both trend-wise and historically. Here’s a look at the good and the bad (and an extra thought or two) when it came to the AFC West last season…Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)The Good News:The Chiefs led the league in rushing for the first time since 1995 but it was old hat for RB Thomas Jones, who was with the Jets in ’09 when they topped the NFL in the same category. Also impressive was the fact that just 3 years earlier (’07), Kansas City was dead last in the league in rushing…<!--more-->The defense was improved under coordinator Romeo Crennel, especially a pass rush that produced 39 sacks (compared to 32 sacks in as many games from 2008-09)…Pro Bowl WR Dwayne Bowe led the NFL with 15 touchdown receptions, nearly equaling his total from his previous 3 seasons (16)…The Bad News:The Chiefs finished second in the NFL with just 14 turnovers, but coughed up the ball 5 times in the playoff loss to the Ravens as QB Matt Cassel, who committed just 8 turnovers in 15 games, threw 3 interceptions in the loss to Baltimore…Kansas City won the AFC West despite a 2-4 record within the division, with 3 of those losses by 20-plus points…Just A Thought:Kansas City’s win total from a year ago equaled their number of victories of the previous 3 seasons combined (10-38 from 2007-09)…With their loss to the Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs, the Chiefs set a new dubious NFL postseason record for consecutive playoff losses (7) dating back to the ’93 AFC Championship Game…San Diego Chargers (9-7)The Good News:QB Philip Rivers led the NFL in passing yardage (4,710), the 9th-highestsingle-season total in NFL history, and his 30 TD passes went to 11 different players…San Diego gave up the fewest total yards and fewest passing yards, quite a turnaround for a team that finished 25th in total defense and 31st in pass dfense in 2008…The Bad News:San Diego’s special teams were a big reason for the disappointing season as the kick coverage units gave up 4 touchdowns and P Mike Scifres had 4 punts blocked…One year after finishing with the second-fewest turnovers in the league (17 in ’09), San Diego coughed up the ball 29 times, 17 of those by Rivers…Speaking of mistakes, the Chargers have forced 24, 25 and 23 turnovers, respectively, the last 3 seasons. In 2007, Norv Turner’s team led the NFL with 48 takeaways…Just A Thought:The Chargers were the fifth team since the merger to finish first overall in total offense and defense (’72 Dolphins, ’73 Rams, ’77 Cowboys, ’87 49ers) but the first to miss the  playoffs...Dating back to realignment in ’02, the Chargers are 88-56, the fifth-most wins in the NFL but the most by any team that failed to make at least 1 Super Bowl appearance…Rivers has started every game for the Chargers the last 5 seasons, the third-longest active streak by a quarterback in the league and the most by any QB not named Manning…Oakland Raiders (8-8)The Good News:Under offensive coordinator/now head coach Hue Jackson, the team made great strides on this side of the ball, scoring 410 points and 37 offensive touchdowns, compared to 197 points and 17 offensive TD in 2009…The Raiders were 6-0 vs. AFC West rivals, a big turnaround after going 8-34 within the division the previous 7 years, the highlight snapping a 13-game losing streak to the Chargers…We’re Number 2 wasn’t the worst thing in the world for the team’s kickers; Pro Bowl P Shane Lechler finished second in the league in both gross and net punting average, while PK Sebastian Janikowski was second in the NFL with 142 points and 29 touchbacks…The Bad News:Oakland finished 29th in the NFL in rushing defense, the fourth consecutive year the Silver and Black were in the Bottom 4 of the league in that department…The Raiders gave up 371 points (20th in NFL), 247 points (30.9 PPG) in their 8 losses…Raiders’ QBs have combined to throw only 28 TD passes the last 2 seasons; 7 quarterbacks in the NFL threw for at least 28 touchdowns in 2010…Just A Thought:Since returning to the Bay Area in 1995, the Raiders have enjoyed only 3 winning seasons--all in a span from 2000-02…After reaching finishing 11-5 and reaching Super Bowl XXXVII in ’02, the Raiders are 37-91, the second-worst mark in the league next to Detroit (34-94)…Denver Broncos (4-12)The Good News:WR Brandon Lloyd enjoyed a career year (77 rec., 1,448 yards, 11 TDs) and wound up in the Pro Bowl. Lloyd’s previous season highs were with the 49ers, totaling 48 catches for 733 yards in ’05 and 6 touchdown receptions in ’04…New head coach John Fox is used to reclamation projects. In 2002, he inherited a Panthers’ team that finished 1-15 the previous season and in ’03, had them in Super Bowl XXXVIII….The Bad News:Minus injured OLB Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos finished last in the NFL with 23 sacks. In ’09, Dumervil led the league with 17.0 QB traps…If you think the running game aids your defense, it’s worth noting that Denver failed to average at least 100 yards rushing for the first time since 1994. The Broncos also gave up the most yards in the league for the first time (you guessed it) since ’94…Just A Thought:Since opening 6-0 during Josh McDaniels’ first season at the helm, the Broncos are just 6-20 and McDaniels didn’t last though the 2010 season…Denver has now failed to reach the postseason for 5 consecutive seasons, the longest drought by the team since the franchise was a non-playoff participant during its first 17 years of existence (1960-76)…