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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning
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The AFC West produced three playoff teams a year ago. The Denver Broncos were crowned champions of the division in 2013, and the San Diego Chargers snuck into the playoffs under first-year head coach Mike McCoy, who helped to revive Philip Rivers‘ career. The Broncos enjoyed one of the best offseasons of any NFL club, and are prepping for another Super Bowl run. The Chargers, too, addressed their needs, while the Oakland Raiders added a host of veterans to the fold to try and reverse their fortune. The Kansas City Chiefs’ second-half collapse did not result in the team missing the playoffs but it kept them from making any major offseason moves, and Alex Smith‘s contract remains the biggest obstacle.

Here are the 10 burning questions for the AFC West in 2014: