1. Improving Personnel Critical for Oakland Raiders to Run No-Huddle Offense

    The Oakland Raiders are either incompetent or ingenious. New head coach Jack Del Rio and his handpicked offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave weren ’t hot coaching candidates ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 2 hours ago 1,943 reads 4 comments

  2. Is Balance of Power Shifting in Competitive AFC West?

    The Denver Broncos no longer have a tight grip on the AFC West. Everyone expects Peyton Manning to come back for his fourth season in orange, but if the last half of the 2014 season is any indicator, he’s in decline...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 days ago 49,341 reads 272 comments

  3. Unfamiliar Raiders' Coaching Staff Provides Growth Opportunity for Derek Carr

    No player is more important to the Oakland Raiders ' success in 2015 than quarterback Derek Carr. Nearly everything the Raiders do this offseason revolves around the second-year ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 days ago 17,164 reads 53 comments

  4. Bill Musgrave Uninspiring Choice to Develop Derek Carr

    When the Oakland Raiders made Jack Del Rio their 20th head coach, the hiring of a top-notch offensive coordinator became paramount to their success...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 26,660 reads 107 comments

  5. Peyton Manning and Gary Kubiak Must Compromise to Reach Goal in 2015

    General manager John Elway has made it clear what he expects from the Denver Broncos in 2015 by parting ways with head coach John Fox...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 days ago 6,317 reads 0 comments

  6. New Broncos Coach Must Get More from Broncos' Talented Defense in 2015

    Quarterback Peyton Manning ’s aging body will slowly start to heal over the next several weeks, and it’s likely by spring he’ll announce he is returning for a fourth year with the Denver Broncos ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 3,979 reads 15 comments

  7. With Jack Del Rio in Oakland, New Coordinators Will Be Vital to Raiders' Success

    Now that the Oakland Raiders have finalized a deal to make Jack Del Rio their head coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , the task of turning around a moribund franchise enters another phase of a 13-year process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 22,981 reads 65 comments

  8. Quad Injury No Excuse for Poor Play from Peyton Manning, Broncos

    In his press conference Tuesday , g eneral manager John Elway dismissed the idea that Peyton Manning ’s partially torn quad was the reason the Denver Broncos lost, 24-13, at home the Indianapolis Colts ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 5,617 reads 38 comments

  9. Denver Broncos in Total Flux After Departure of Head Coach John Fox

    Quarterback Peyton Manning ’s status for next season is uncertain, and now the Denver Broncos could have an entirely new coaching staff...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 130,914 reads 326 comments

  10. Broncos' Loss to Colts Signals More Than End to Super Bowl Hopes

    The Denver Broncos barely put up a fight Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts in a 24-13 trouncing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. If not for running back C.J. Anderson and a few timely plays by cornerback Chris Harris Jr...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 111,838 reads 114 comments

  11. Peyton Manning Avoiding Big Mistakes Vital to Broncos' Success vs. Colts

    The key to the Denver Broncos beating the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Round is on the same ring as a fob to a Buick insured by Nationwide...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 16 days ago 2,397 reads 1 comments

  12. Da'Rick Rogers, Terrelle Pryor Perfect No-Risk, High-Reward Signings for Chiefs

    Signing free agents in January is usually a footnote, but the Kansas City Chiefs managed to make two noteworthy signings on Wednesday in quarterback Terrelle Pryor and wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 7,874 reads 16 comments

  13. Denver Broncos Hoping for Julius Thomas Resurgence in Playoffs

    An offensive evolution midseason sapped the Denver Broncos of some of their dynamism on offense. They made some solid changes, but winning in the playoffs requires an extra gusto that only the passing game can provide...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 19 days ago 6,849 reads 6 comments

  14. 7 Qualities the Oakland Raiders Need in Their Next Head Coach

    Every team currently looking for a head coach is going to place an emphasis on different qualities that they believe make a successful one...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 20 days ago 18,436 reads 82 comments

  15. History Favoring Healthy Denver Broncos Heading into Divisional Playoffs

    The Denver Broncos know the injury bug can bite at the wrong time. Last year, they were missing several key players in the postseason—including their two best defenders and starting left tackle...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 21 days ago 16,036 reads 30 comments

  16. Why Is Chiefs Executive Chris Ballard Such an Intriguing GM Option?

    The Kansas City Chiefs are bracing to lose Director of Player Personnel Chris Ballard to a team looking to fill its vacant general manager position...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 26 days ago 6,367 reads 4 comments

  17. Uninspiring Candidate List Part of Ill-Conceived Oakland Raiders Coaching Search

    The Oakland Raiders fired Dennis Allen in September, so they’ ve had three months to map out a strategy for hiring their next head coach...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 27 days ago 23,632 reads 123 comments

  18. How Does Justin Houston's Sack Performance Stack Up with J.J. Watt's in 2014?

    For a few moments as the clock ticked to an end of the Kansas City Chiefs ’ 2014 season, outside linebacker Justin Houston had a chance to break the record for sacks in a season (22...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 28 days ago 5,130 reads 36 comments

  19. 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 30 days ago 11,926 reads 85 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 20,968 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 18,899 reads 76 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 3,154 reads 18 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 2,307 reads 13 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 20,071 reads 48 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 11,634 reads 35 comments