1. Chargers Need to Get Back to Basics to Repeat 2013 Magic

    The 2014 San Diego Chargers may be experiencing a bit of déjà vu . The team is reeling after a third consecutive loss—suffered in Miami —for the second consecutive year...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 271 reads 0 comments

  2. Montee Ball Returns as Broncos Search for Stability in Run Game

    The Denver Broncos don’t need a great running game to score points and win games, but they might need at least a decent one to win against the top teams they will face in the postseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,116 reads 7 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders Futility Rooted Deep in Team's Culture

    One of general manager Reggie McKenzie’s biggest tasks when he took over the Oakland Raiders three years ago was to change the losing culture of the football team...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 19,617 reads 100 comments

  4. Unsung Defenders Keeping Kansas City Chiefs in Division Race

    The 6-3 Kansas City Chiefs are just a game behind the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. The division is far from settled, and the Chiefs are the surprise contender—many had assumed they would take a step back in 2014...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 65 reads 3 comments

  5. Broncos Prove There Is No Need to Panic in Rebound Win Over Raiders

    The Denver Broncos were sitting at 6-2 after a blowout loss to the Patriots last week in New England...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 9,807 reads 71 comments

  6. The Denver Broncos Must Create Opportunities for Rookie WR Cody Latimer

    Focusing on the running game on a team with quarterback Peyton Manning might not be maintaining the status quo , but it’s a bit like obsessing over the seat material of a race car...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,578 reads 12 comments

  7. Phillip Gaines Embodiment of Chiefs' Front Office and Coaching Staff Partnership

    Under the leadership of general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs are 16-8...

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  8. Don't Discount D.J. Hayden's Impact as Oakland Raiders Attempt to Rebuild

    Sunday was almost a year to the day since the last significant playing time for Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 18,065 reads 50 comments

  9. Coaching to Blame for Denver Broncos' Defensive Struggles Sunday

    In a 43-21 rout by the New England Patriots , the Denver Broncos had issues on offense, defense and special teams...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 8,897 reads 56 comments

  10. Winless Oakland Raiders Are Improving, but Still Beating Themselves

    The 0-7 Oakland Raiders were huge underdogs Sunday in Seattle against the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks . It was 24-3 by halftime because the Raiders made mistake after mistake after mistake—as expected...

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  11. 'Almost Unblockable' Khalil Mack Reason to Watch 0-7 Oakland Raiders

    Your mama never told you, but there is more than one way to watch a football game. By far the most common method is an unfocused view that allows your eye to gravitate toward the ball...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 29,946 reads 63 comments

  12. Contract Extension for Justin Houston Should Be Kansas City Chiefs' Top Priority

    Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey did the right thing when he signed quarterback Alex Smith to a contract extension prior to the season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 3,166 reads 13 comments

  13. Chris Harris Jr. Is Heart of Denver Broncos' Revamped Defense

    When you think about cornerbacks who are the heart and soul of their defense, only one name comes to mind for most people—Richard Sherman. The Legion of Boom wouldn ’t be the same without its loudmouth...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,708 reads 26 comments

  14. Oakland Raiders Can't Give Derek Carr a Pass for Offensive Struggles

    Quarterback Derek Carr is not the problem with the Oakland Raiders in 2014. In fact, he’s one of the few players the 0-7 Raiders can build around, but that actually creates a different issue for the franchise...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 16,616 reads 127 comments

  15. As Raiders Head for Historic Low, Drastic Changes Should Be Considered

    After a 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, the Oakland Raiders have lost 13 straight games dating back to last season. That’s the worst streak in franchise history and one of the 15 worst in the history of the NFL ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 29,102 reads 183 comments

  16. Injuries Catch Up with Chargers in Big Thursday Night Loss to Broncos

    The San Diego Chargers won’t use injuries as an excuse for getting blown out Thursday night in Denver, 35-21, but there is no denying that the health of certain key players was a big factor...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 13,916 reads 31 comments

  17. Broncos Can Use Statement Game Thursday as Launch Pad to Greatness

    It’s safe to say the Denver Broncos are the best team in the NFL through seven weeks, but their Week 8 adversary is certainly a worthy opponent...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 31 reads 23 comments

  18. Alex Smith Is Justifying Big Contract with Efficient Playmaking

    When the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with quarterback Alex Smith prior to the start of the season, they were making the statement that he would be the starting quarterback now and for the foreseeable future...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 3,022 reads 9 comments

  19. Continued Improvement by Derek Carr Could Save Reggie McKenzie's Job

    The Oakland Raiders are 0-6 and marching steadily toward 0-16. If there is a win on the schedule, it isn ’t clear against whom it will come...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 12,433 reads 100 comments

  20. Broncos Are Now Complete Team with Addition of Dominant Defense, Running Game

    Peyton Manning broke the record for most career touchdowns passes Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers . He’s an all-time great, but we already knew that...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,157 reads 13 comments

  21. Derek Carr Can No Longer Play Like a Rookie Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders

    Technically, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a rookie, but he’s also the starting quarterback of an 0-4 team that is struggling offensively...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 18,336 reads 76 comments

  22. Andy Reid's Underuse of Offensive Weapons Thwarting Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs enter their bye week both optimistic about the remainder of the 2014 season and disappointed with their 2-3 record...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 3,426 reads 15 comments

  23. Tony Sparano Has Freedom to Make Nothing-to-Lose Changes to Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders are such an ugly 0-4 that they decided to take the drastic measure of firing head coach Dennis Allen over the bye week...

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  24. Denver Broncos Develop New Ways to Dominate with Demaryius Thomas

    The Denver Broncos had trouble getting their high-flying offense off the ground prior to their Week 4 bye...

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  25. Chargers Firing on All Cylinders at Perfect Time Despite Injury Issues

    At no point Sunday did it look like the New York Jets had a chance to beat the San Diego Chargers . The final score was 31-0, and the Chargers nearly tripled the Jets' offensive output...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 13,355 reads 65 comments