1. Derek Carr Has Given Raiders Reason to Name Him Starting QB Over Matt Schaub

    Start the Carr. It doesn ’t get any more obvious. After Thursday’s performance against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in a 41-31 win—11-of-13 ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 day ago 68,610 reads 263 comments

  2. Cornerback Depth Means Raiders Don't Have to Rush D.J. Hayden

    Coming into 2014, the Oakland Raiders penciled second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden in as a starter opposite Tarell Brown...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 7,209 reads 38 comments

  3. Chargers Defense Key to Philip Rivers' Dominance in 2014

    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers’ efficiency helped the offense control the flow of games last season, which was the primary reason for the team’s overall success...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 days ago 12,215 reads 19 comments

  4. Emmanuel Sanders and Montee Ball Ready to Take Broncos Offense to New Heights

    The Denver Broncos fell one game short of their goal last season, but general manager John Elway attacked the offseason as if his team wasn’t already the best team in the AFC...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 25,793 reads 16 comments

  5. After Poor Play from Matt Schaub, Raiders Must Consider QB Switch

    The Oakland Raiders traded a sixth-round pick for quarterback Matt Schaub this offseason and immediately named him their starting quarterback...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 days ago 29,013 reads 288 comments

  6. Travis Kelce Has Earned Opportunity to Start for the Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs defense and special teams accounted for a whopping 12 of the team’s 53 touchdowns in 2013 against a soft schedule...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 5,829 reads 2 comments

  7. Resurgent Dwayne Bowe Is Weapon Chiefs Have Been Missing on Offense

    Star running back Jamaal Charles did not travel with the Kansas City Chiefs to take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, but his precautionary absence (per BJ Kissel ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 12 days ago 15,110 reads 11 comments

  8. Despite Revamp, Defense Still Plaguing the San Diego Chargers

    It’s no secret that the San Diego Chargers needed help on defense after last season. General manager Tom Telesco wisely focused on bringing in players to improve one of ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 days ago 5,112 reads 28 comments

  9. What's Next for Denver Broncos After Injury to LB Danny Trevathan?

    The Denver Broncos rebuilt their defense this offseason by upgrading the defensive line and the secondary...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 17 days ago 14,014 reads 26 comments

  10. Derek Carr Must Outperform Matt Schaub Before Raiders Consider QB Switch

    When the Oakland Raiders drafted Derek Carr with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, they made him the quarterback of the future by default...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 8,231 reads 35 comments

  11. Young Raiders Defenders Lone Bright Spots in Ugly Preseason Opener

    The Oakland Raiders didn’t score until less than two minutes were remaining in the fourth quarter of a preseason game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 21 days ago 23,066 reads 161 comments

  12. Vastly Different Denver Broncos Look Ready to Contend with NFL's Best in 2014

    It’s always a mistake to try to glean too much from an NFL preseason game. It’s not uncommon to see teams play well in the preseason and flop in the regular season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 22 days ago 14,382 reads 63 comments

  13. Should the Chargers Be Concerned About Dwight Freeney?

    When the San Diego Chargers signed pass-rusher Dwight Freeney last year, it was in direct response to Melvin Ingram going down with a torn ACL...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 23 days ago 6,536 reads 9 comments

  14. NFL Veterans Fighting for Roster Relevance Midway Through Training Camp

    Except for a lucky few players in the league, NFL veterans fight for roster spots and key roles alongside rookies every year during training camp...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 24 days ago 18,791 reads 13 comments

  15. How Matt Schaub's 'Mojo' Can Make the Oakland Raiders a Winning Team in 2014

    It’s been 11 years since the Oakland Raiders were a winning team. In nine of those years, the Raiders had five or fewer wins...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 28 days ago 12,320 reads 42 comments

  16. Ray Guy: Inside the Legacy of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

    The NFL has long downplayed the importance of punting. Maybe that’s because a punt is an admission of failure of the offense or because monster punts don’t often make highlight reels...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 10,259 reads 24 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders: Don't Panic on D.J. Hayden

    The Oakland Raiders traded down from No. 3 to No. 12 overall to select cornerback D.J. Hayden in the 2013 NFL draft, but to this point they haven’t gotten much out of him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 27,733 reads 81 comments

  18. NFL Teams with the Biggest Question Marks at Start of Training Camps

    It's a quarterback-driven league, so it should come as no surprise that the teams with the biggest question marks at the start of training camps have quarterback issues. However, a question at quarterback can't be the only problem teams are facing...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 48,115 reads 54 comments

  19. Are the Oakland Raiders Poised for the NFL's Biggest Turnaround in 2014?

    The Oakland Raiders have been an NFL doormat for a long time. Nefarious fans of other teams around the league like to remind Raider Nation of this fact every chance they get...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 55,482 reads 138 comments

  20. Can Peyton Manning, Broncos Offense Actually Improve in 2014?

    After a 2014 season in which the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning made history on offense, everyone is wondering how they will fare against a tougher schedule...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 6,020 reads 14 comments

  21. Vance Walker Is Catalyst for Evolution of Chiefs Defense

    There are usually two primary goals of the offseason for NFL teams. One is to improve the team’s personnel, and the other is to improve how to use the personnel...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 4,113 reads 4 comments

  22. Are Dwayne Bowe's Best Days Behind Him?

    In Week 3 of the upcoming 2014 season, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will turn 30. A career-worst season in terms of yards per game in 2013 isn ’t a ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 5,629 reads 11 comments

  23. NFL Stars Facing Biggest Adjustments with New Team

    When the new league year starts every March, so does free agency, where teams use the period to remake their rosters with the discarded stars of yesteryear. Some stars still have plenty left in the tank, while others are nearing the end of the line...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 26,757 reads 18 comments

  24. Making the Case for Rod Streater as the Oakland Raiders' No. 1 Wide Receiver

    The Oakland Raiders made a multitude of moves during the 2014 offseason, but despite dozens of upgrades, general manager Reggie McKenzie was unable to find a No. 1 wide receiver...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 15,016 reads 43 comments

  25. Is the 2014 Season Wes Welker's Final Act?

    When the Denver Broncos signed slot receiver Wes Welker away from the New England Patriots in 2013, the move received high marks across the board. It also seemed to pay off in a big way because the Broncos had a record-setting offense in 2013...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 2 months ago 7,079 reads 10 comments