1. 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 2 months ago 18,170 reads 60 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 13,825 reads 48 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 2,375 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 2,983 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 16,679 reads 96 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 1,336 reads 6 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 1,210 reads 2 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 5,782 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 7,739 reads 88 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 6,177 reads 31 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 5,436 reads 59 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 14,822 reads 159 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 6,076 reads 10 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 5,238 reads 14 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 6,283 reads 8 comments

  16. Balanced Offensive Attack Spurs Peyton Manning, Broncos Offense to Bounce Back

    Until Sunday’s 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins , the Denver Broncos had gone nearly a month without a balanced offensive attack...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 12,060 reads 25 comments

  17. Have the Oakland Raiders Finally Turned the Corner with Season's 1st Win?

    The Oakland Raiders have won a game for the first time in a calendar year. That’s not a joke—the Raiders pulled off the upset of the Kansas City Chiefs on a rain-soaked O...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 28,421 reads 134 comments

  18. Offensive Line Issues Stalling Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Offense

    The Denver Broncos offense has been stalling so bad, you would think it was an old Chevy pickup truck and not a Ferrari. Quarterback Peyton Manning has now thrown two interceptions in three straight games for the first time as a Bronco...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 10,103 reads 30 comments

  19. Dwight Freeney Must Step Up for San Diego Chargers to Keep Pace in AFC West

    The San Diego Chargers are going to have to play better going forward to keep pace in the tough AFC West...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 2,449 reads 20 comments

  20. Oakland Raiders Must Help Derek Carr by Starting Latavius Murray

    You’ll latch onto the dimmest of bright spots when your team is 0-10. Even the faintest glimmers of hope burn hot like the sun when you’re staring into a black abyss...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 21,418 reads 88 comments

  21. Chiefs Proving to Be Legitimate Contenders by Beating Teams at Their Own Game

    At the beginning of the season, many thought the Kansas City Chiefs would regress in 2014. There were good reasons to believe that might be the case, so the Arrowhead faithful were bracing for the worst...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 14,935 reads 74 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 279 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 5,122 reads 7 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 19,632 reads 100 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 81 reads 3 comments