1. Da'Rick Rogers, Terrelle Pryor Perfect No-Risk, High-Reward Signings for Chiefs

    Signing free agents in January is usually a footnote, but the Kansas City Chiefs managed to make two noteworthy signings on Wednesday in quarterback Terrelle Pryor and wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 8,286 reads 16 comments

  2. Denver Broncos Hoping for Julius Thomas Resurgence in Playoffs

    An offensive evolution midseason sapped the Denver Broncos of some of their dynamism on offense. They made some solid changes, but winning in the playoffs requires an extra gusto that only the passing game can provide...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 6,871 reads 6 comments

  3. 7 Qualities the Oakland Raiders Need in Their Next Head Coach

    Every team currently looking for a head coach is going to place an emphasis on different qualities that they believe make a successful one...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 18,517 reads 82 comments

  4. History Favoring Healthy Denver Broncos Heading into Divisional Playoffs

    The Denver Broncos know the injury bug can bite at the wrong time. Last year, they were missing several key players in the postseason—including their two best defenders and starting left tackle...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 16,148 reads 28 comments

  5. Why Is Chiefs Executive Chris Ballard Such an Intriguing GM Option?

    The Kansas City Chiefs are bracing to lose Director of Player Personnel Chris Ballard to a team looking to fill its vacant general manager position...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 7,040 reads 4 comments

  6. Uninspiring Candidate List Part of Ill-Conceived Oakland Raiders Coaching Search

    The Oakland Raiders fired Dennis Allen in September, so they’ ve had three months to map out a strategy for hiring their next head coach...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 23,695 reads 123 comments

  7. How Does Justin Houston's Sack Performance Stack Up with J.J. Watt's in 2014?

    For a few moments as the clock ticked to an end of the Kansas City Chiefs ’ 2014 season, outside linebacker Justin Houston had a chance to break the record for sacks in a season (22...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 7,104 reads 36 comments

  8. Did the Chargers Choke Away Playoff Berth in Week 17?

    The San Diego Chargers needed only a win over the Kansas City Chiefs to make the playoffs in Week 17. Unlike every other team still in the playoff chase, the Chargers didn’t need any help...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 12,012 reads 85 comments

  9. Alex Smith's Injury Gives Chiefs Gauge of Recently Extended QB's Value

    It’s improbable that the Kansas City Chiefs will get the help they need to make the playoffs on Sunday, but there’s no scenario where they make it if they lose to the San Diego Chargers ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 21,085 reads 20 comments

  10. Raiders' Khalil Mack More Than Just a Rookie of the Year Talent

    In any other year or on a better team, Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack would be the consensus Defensive Rookie of the Year. He may still win it, but he’s in a tight race with St...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 20,381 reads 76 comments

  11. Denver Broncos' Run Defense Breakdown Alarming Sign Ahead of Playoffs

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may have had a bad game in a 37-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, but the loss wasn’t entirely due to his suddenly questionable arm...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 3,230 reads 18 comments

  12. Chiefs' Faint Playoff Hopes Highlight Need for More Offensive Firepower

    The Kansas City Chiefs no longer control their playoff destiny after scoring 12 points on Sunday in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers . In today’s NFL , 12 points doesn ’t win many football games against playoff-caliber competition...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 2,329 reads 13 comments

  13. Philip Rivers Adds to Legacy by Carrying Chargers to Season-Saving Victory

    At one point Saturday night, the San Diego Chargers ’ season was scattered in pieces across the shoddy grass of Levi’s Stadium because quarterback Philip Rivers had ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 20,133 reads 48 comments

  14. Peyton Manning Must Show He Can Back off Defenses Again Before Playoffs

    The Denver Broncos reinvented their offense this season from one that relied heavily on quarterback Peyton Manning ’s arm to one that leans equally on his arm and the legs of running back C...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 11,653 reads 35 comments

  15. Is It Jim Harbaugh or Bust for the Oakland Raiders in 2015?

    Jon Gruden , ESPN color analyst and former head coach of the Oakland Raiders , won’t be returning to the Silver and Black anytime soon ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 16,305 reads 40 comments

  16. Keenan Allen's Absence Will Be Too Much for Chargers Offense to Overcome

    The San Diego Chargers will need to win their final two games on the road to make the postseason. It’s a tall order for a team with the worst point differential among a handful ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 1,768 reads 9 comments

  17. Same Old Demons Haunting Philip Rivers Could Derail Chargers' Season

    Two months ago, quarterback Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers was a legitimate MVP candidate. Since then, Rivers has thrown 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in eight games, and the Chargers have dropped from 5-1 to 8-6...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about almost 2 years ago 8,227 reads 36 comments

  18. 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 almost 2 years ago 18,213 reads 60 comments

  19. 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 almost 2 years ago 14,882 reads 48 comments

  20. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,399 reads 17 comments

  21. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,992 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 almost 2 years ago 16,749 reads 96 comments

  23. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,371 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,227 reads 2 comments

  25. 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...

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