1. 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 over 1 year ago 7,801 reads 88 comments

  2. 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 over 1 year ago 6,219 reads 31 comments

  3. 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 over 1 year ago 5,471 reads 59 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 14,888 reads 159 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 over 1 year ago 5,259 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 6,311 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 12,085 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 28,472 reads 134 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 10,245 reads 27 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 2,466 reads 20 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 21,495 reads 88 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 14,991 reads 67 comments

  14. 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...

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  15. 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 over 1 year ago 5,144 reads 7 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 19,814 reads 100 comments

  17. 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...

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  18. 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 over 1 year ago 9,837 reads 71 comments

  19. 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...

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  20. 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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  21. 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 over 1 year ago 18,222 reads 50 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 8,943 reads 56 comments

  23. 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...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 8,353 reads 102 comments

  24. '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...

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  25. 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...

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