1. Why Peyton Manning, Broncos Will Cruise Despite Wes Welker Suspension

    The NFL regular season is already full of surprises, and it hasn't even started yet. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker —everyone’s ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 67,219 reads 229 comments

  2. Despite Challenges Ahead, Raiders Naming Derek Carr Starter Was Right Move

    On Monday, the Oakland Raiders announced that rookie second-round draft pick Derek Carr would be their starting quarterback this season, per the team's official website ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 39,498 reads 106 comments

  3. Alex Smith's Contract Extension Is the Perfect Deal for the Kansas City Chiefs

    Quarterback Alex Smith signed a four-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday with $45 million in guaranteed money, as first reported by Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 19,402 reads 31 comments

  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 4 months ago 30,717 reads 17 comments

  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 4 months ago 15,939 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 5,628 reads 28 comments

  12. 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...

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  13. 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 5 months ago 8,667 reads 35 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 23,266 reads 161 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 14,638 reads 63 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 7,124 reads 13 comments

  17. 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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  18. 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 5 months ago 12,473 reads 42 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 10,461 reads 24 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 28,156 reads 81 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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 6 months ago 6,346 reads 14 comments

  24. 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...

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  25. 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 ...

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