1. Final 3 Games Will Tell Us a Lot About Dennis Allen, the Oakland Raiders

    Even if the Oakland Raiders give Dennis Allen another year at the helm, the final three games of the 2013 season will tell us a lot about his ability to be an effective head coach...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 8,149 reads 167 comments

  2. Resurgent Philip Rivers Keeps Chargers' Playoff Hopes Alive Against Broncos

    The San Diego Chargers ' chances of making the playoffs were surprisingly slim, considering they were just one game behind the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 6 seed in the AFC coming into Week 15...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 5,299 reads 12 comments

  3. How the Long-Shot Chargers Could Topple the Broncos on Thursday Night

    The San Diego Chargers aren’t going to the postseason—that's a safe bet at this point. The current odds of the Chargers playing football in January are hovering somewhere between hell freezing over and a pig flying...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 16,261 reads 94 comments

  4. How to Fix the Denver Broncos' Defense

    The Denver Broncos have Peyton Manning at quarterback and a gaggle of offensive talent. Now that Manning has conquered the cold , there’s really nothing this offense can’t ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 5,318 reads 25 comments

  5. Playoff-Ready Peyton Manning Conquers the Cold

    About the only negatives about Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning people have been able to come up with in his career are his performances in the playoffs and his struggles in cold-weather games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 15,722 reads 236 comments

  6. Why the Oakland Raiders Must Fight to the Finish

    The Oakland Raiders have held the lead at the half of seven games this season, but they have only won three of those games. The Raiders have crumbed in the second half, leading many to assume the coaches are doing a poor job of adjusting at halftime..

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 3,993 reads 62 comments

  7. Montee Ball Could Be the Denver Broncos' Secret Weapon

    The Denver Broncos have an amazing passing offense thanks to quarterback Peyton Manning , and it’s almost a given that the offense is going to be great unless the temperature drops below freezing...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 9,524 reads 21 comments

  8. Is Coaching or Talent to Blame for the Chargers' Defensive Struggles?

    There are only a few words that can be used to describe the San Diego Chargers defense. On a typical Sunday, those words might also include a few expletives from the fans who so faithfully follow the team...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 3,885 reads 43 comments

  9. Breaking Down the Kansas City Chiefs' Defensive Struggles

    The Kansas City Chiefs have a pretty simple formula for winning games—play great defense. For nine straight games, the Chiefs played great defense and they won all of those games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 5,008 reads 13 comments

  10. Alex Smith Elevates Game, but Chiefs Not Yet Ready for the Next Level

    The Kansas City Chiefs needed to beat the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday , but they fell 35-28. With just four games left to play, they are now realistically playing for a wild-card spot...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 8,831 reads 77 comments

  11. Are the Kansas City Chiefs in Must-Win Territory?

    After two consecutive losses, the Kansas City Chiefs head into their second showdown with the Denver Broncos in the last three weeks. The first loss was in Denver, with this weekend’s return game in Kansas City...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 months ago 3,825 reads 12 comments

  12. Coaching Is Costing the Oakland Raiders Victories

    Apparently the Oakland Raiders were in a giving mood on Thanksgiving because they squandered a 21-7 lead in Dallas and lost to the Cowboys , 31-24...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 14,292 reads 429 comments

  13. Which Quarterback Gives the Oakland Raiders the Best Chance to Win?

    For four games Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor looked like the future at the position for the team. With his stupefying athleticism and improved passing, Pryor gave the Raider Nation some hope for the season and the future...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 15,269 reads 297 comments

  14. What Happened to the Vaunted Chiefs Defense?

    The Kansas City Chiefs looked a lot like the 2000 Baltimore Ravens for the first nine games, but their vaunted defense has disappeared over the last two weeks...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 3,742 reads 14 comments

  15. Can Chiefs Offense Carry Depleted KC Defense to the Playoffs?

    The Kansas City Chiefs defense carried them to a 9-0 record, but it has let them down over the past two weeks in losses to division opponents...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 6,721 reads 50 comments

  16. How the Kansas City Chiefs Can Avoid a Letdown Against the Chargers

    A trap game is when a good team plays a lesser opponent the week before a big game. The other type of trap game is playing a lesser opponent after a big game (usually a win but not always)...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 2,076 reads 4 comments

  17. What Does the Future Hold for Terrelle Pryor?

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is now a backup quarterback —a t least that’s the case this week. But if new starter Matt McGloin performs well again on Sunday, it could be indefinite...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 23,211 reads 321 comments

  18. Matt McGloin Is Defying the Odds with the Oakland Raiders

    A young man from West Scranton, Pennsylvania walked on at Penn State and not only won the starting job at quarterback but broke school records for most passing yards, touchdowns and completions in a season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 11,028 reads 117 comments

  19. How Andy Reid Can Get More out of Chiefs Offense, Alex Smith

    The Kansas City Chiefs have won nine games this season with a great defense, but there was always some concern about what would happen if the defense couldn’t carry the team in a particular game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 10,886 reads 85 comments

  20. Broncos Defense the Difference Maker for Denver's Super Bowl Hopes

    The Denver Broncos moved to 9-1 on Sunday night with a 27-17 win over the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 3,465 reads 15 comments

  21. What Should We Expect from Oakland Raiders Quarterback Matt McGloin?

    Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a sprained MCL and was very limited in practice Friday...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 20,092 reads 120 comments

  22. Chiefs vs. Broncos: Keys to the Game for Denver

    The Denver Broncos have proved over the last two seasons they are one of the best teams in football, but the Kansas City Chiefs are the team sitting atop the AFC West standings...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 7,503 reads 44 comments

  23. Chiefs vs. Broncos: Keys to the Game for Kansas City

    The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0, but their biggest test of the season comes Sunday night in Denver against the 8-1 Broncos . First place in the division is on the line, and a win would put the Chiefs in position to host at least one playoff game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 5,141 reads 71 comments

  24. Dwayne Bowe's Arrest a Reflection of the NFL's Twisted Culture

    If the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation in Miami has taught us anything, it’s that NFL teams are subject to the same labor laws as everyone else...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 4,973 reads 31 comments

  25. How the Broncos Can Keep the Chiefs' Vaunted Pass Rush off of Peyton Manning

    The most anticipated game of the season to this point is upon us; the best offense versus the best defense with the victor earning first place in the AFC West...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 8,504 reads 58 comments