1. Did the Chargers Choke Away Playoff Berth in Week 17?

    The San Diego Chargers needed only a win over the Kansas City Chiefs to make the playoffs in Week 17. Unlike every other team still in the playoff chase, the Chargers didn’t need any help...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 hours ago 4,960 reads 23 comments

  2. Alex Smith's Injury Gives Chiefs Gauge of Recently Extended QB's Value

    It’s improbable that the Kansas City Chiefs will get the help they need to make the playoffs on Sunday, but there’s no scenario where they make it if they lose to the San Diego Chargers ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 20,441 reads 19 comments

  3. Raiders' Khalil Mack More Than Just a Rookie of the Year Talent

    In any other year or on a better team, Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack would be the consensus Defensive Rookie of the Year. He may still win it, but he’s in a tight race with St...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 days ago 16,890 reads 75 comments

  4. Denver Broncos' Run Defense Breakdown Alarming Sign Ahead of Playoffs

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may have had a bad game in a 37-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, but the loss wasn’t entirely due to his suddenly questionable arm...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 3,040 reads 18 comments

  5. Chiefs' Faint Playoff Hopes Highlight Need for More Offensive Firepower

    The Kansas City Chiefs no longer control their playoff destiny after scoring 12 points on Sunday in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers . In today’s NFL , 12 points doesn ’t win many football games against playoff-caliber competition...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 days ago 2,279 reads 13 comments

  6. Philip Rivers Adds to Legacy by Carrying Chargers to Season-Saving Victory

    At one point Saturday night, the San Diego Chargers ’ season was scattered in pieces across the shoddy grass of Levi’s Stadium because quarterback Philip Rivers had ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 days ago 19,991 reads 48 comments

  7. Peyton Manning Must Show He Can Back off Defenses Again Before Playoffs

    The Denver Broncos reinvented their offense this season from one that relied heavily on quarterback Peyton Manning ’s arm to one that leans equally on his arm and the legs of running back C...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 11,585 reads 35 comments

  8. Is It Jim Harbaugh or Bust for the Oakland Raiders in 2015?

    Jon Gruden , ESPN color analyst and former head coach of the Oakland Raiders , won’t be returning to the Silver and Black anytime soon ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 16,018 reads 40 comments

  9. Keenan Allen's Absence Will Be Too Much for Chargers Offense to Overcome

    The San Diego Chargers will need to win their final two games on the road to make the postseason. It’s a tall order for a team with the worst point differential among a handful ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 12 days ago 1,717 reads 9 comments

  10. Same Old Demons Haunting Philip Rivers Could Derail Chargers' Season

    Two months ago, quarterback Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers was a legitimate MVP candidate. Since then, Rivers has thrown 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in eight games, and the Chargers have dropped from 5-1 to 8-6...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 8,172 reads 36 comments

  11. Reinvented Broncos No Longer Reliant on Peyton Manning's Production to Win

    The Denver Broncos clinched the AFC West with a 22-10 road victory Sunday over the rival San Diego Chargers ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 days ago 18,113 reads 60 comments

  12. T.J. Carrie Is Unheralded Star of Raiders' Rookie Class

    Quarterback Derek Carr, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and left guard Gabe Jackson have highlighted the Oakland Raiders ’ outstanding rookie class in 2014, but cornerback TJ Carrie is the unheralded star of the group...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 17 days ago 13,448 reads 47 comments

  13. Andy Reid Limiting Chiefs by Relying More on Scheme Than Talent

    The Arrowhead faithful are fully aware of the difference coaching can make. A talented Kansas City Chiefs team only won two games in 2012, but they were able to turn it around in 2013 under the leadership of head coach Andy Reid...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 2,363 reads 17 comments

  14. Broncos Finally Learning How to Win Without Their Explosive Passing Game

    It took a long time, but the Denver Broncos finally figured out how to win games without their explosive passing game. While some fans may be disappointed with close wins and scoring fewer than 30 points, they should realize how good they have it...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 19 days ago 2,968 reads 2 comments

  15. Raiders Show Glimpse of Future in Upset Win Over 49ers

    The Oakland Raiders gave the Raider Nation a glimpse into a better future with a 24-13 upset win Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 20 days ago 16,633 reads 96 comments

  16. Chargers Defense Holding Its Own, but Offense Must Carry San Diego to Playoffs

    Seven points is all the San Diego Chargers could muster offensively Sunday night against the New England Patriots . That’s not enough to beat a quality team consistently—especially one led by quarterback Tom Brady...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 21 days ago 1,319 reads 6 comments

  17. Kansas City Chiefs Must Get More Physical on Defense to Make Postseason

    If the Kansas City Chiefs want to make it to the postseason, they need to get physical against the run. Allowing a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry isn ’t a recipe for success in the NFL unless your offense can throw the ball extremely well...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 24 days ago 1,191 reads 2 comments

  18. C.J. Anderson Is the Real Deal at Running Back for the Denver Broncos

    After using a second- and third-round pick to try to find an upgrade at running back over the last two years, the Denver Broncos finally found their man...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 25 days ago 5,734 reads 12 comments

  19. Lack of Confidence in Offense, Talent Stunting Derek Carr's Development

    Despite the Oakland Raiders ' 1-11 record, there is hope for the future in rookie quarterback Derek Carr. At least that’s the familiar narrative, but it glosses over several key facts...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 26 days ago 7,657 reads 88 comments

  20. Philip Rivers' Leadership, Play Reason San Diego Chargers Are Playoff Contenders

    With their season in limbo, the San Diego Chargers traveled to the east coast and beat the Baltimore Ravens , 34-33...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 27 days ago 6,158 reads 31 comments

  21. Alex Smith, Offensive Line Sinking Chiefs' Playoff Hopes After Loss to Broncos

    The Kansas City Chiefs allowed 17 unanswered points to start the game en route to a 29-16 loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday night...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 28 days ago 5,411 reads 59 comments

  22. Depth of Raiders Loss to Rams Defines the Era of Losing in Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders finally got their first victory of the season last Thursday, but they following it up with another new low. Even with 10 days of rest, the Raiders were blown out and shut out by the St...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 29 days ago 14,792 reads 159 comments

  23. Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen Must Get on Same Page for Playoff Push

    Wide receiver Keenan Allen was a rookie sensation in 2013 for the San Diego Chargers when he caught 71 balls for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 6,053 reads 10 comments

  24. Denver Broncos Stagnating Defense Needs Impact from Star Defenders

    The Denver Broncos may have gotten back on track as a team with a win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12, but they needed 39 points to do it. Denver’s defense has allowed a whopping 29...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 5,218 reads 14 comments

  25. How Eric Berry's Absence Affects Chiefs Defense

    The Kansas City Chiefs will be without star safety Eric Berry after an MRI revealed a mass in his chest following last Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders , the team announced ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 6,227 reads 8 comments