1. 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 1 month ago 7,562 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 15,800 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 5,454 reads 28 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 14,334 reads 26 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 8,399 reads 35 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 23,173 reads 161 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 14,504 reads 63 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 7,004 reads 13 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 1 month ago 12,398 reads 42 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 10,382 reads 24 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 27,949 reads 81 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 48,159 reads 54 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 55,749 reads 138 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 6,193 reads 14 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 4,149 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 5,722 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 26,790 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 15,570 reads 43 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 7,332 reads 10 comments

  21. Buying and Selling the AFC West Teams Improving in 2014

    Every team wants to improve in 2014, but not every team will. Improvement can also mean different things to different teams. There are dozens of factors that determine if a team improves, which is why the NFL can be so hard to predict...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 43,239 reads 213 comments

  22. Rookies to Watch in Training Camps This Summer

    Everyone keeps close tabs on first-round NFL draft picks because they often have starting jobs or significant roles handed to them on a platter. It’s rarely a surprise when a top pick unseats a veteran...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 29,078 reads 36 comments

  23. Despite Monster Numbers, Jamaal Charles Still Doesn't Get Attention He Deserves

    If you find yourself debating who the best running back in the NFL is over the course of the next few months, don’t be afraid to say Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 19,134 reads 139 comments

  24. Why Justin Houston's Holdout Is Good for the Kansas City Chiefs

    Justin Houston has established himself as one of the best outside linebackers in the league. Now, he wants the Kansas City Chiefs to pay him like one...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 7,866 reads 11 comments

  25. Demaryius Thomas Extension Could Be a Challenge for the Denver Broncos

    Since quarterback Peyton Manning ’s arrival in Denver in 2012, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been one of the best receivers in the league...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 14,067 reads 41 comments