1. 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 5,142 reads 71 comments

  2. 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 4,988 reads 31 comments

  3. 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 8,513 reads 58 comments

  4. Can the Broncos Really Lean on Brock Osweiler in Emergency Situations?

    No one really believed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wouldn't play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 6,252 reads 28 comments

  5. Terrelle Pryor Proving He's Not the Raiders' Long-Term QB

    It lasted four games and it was fun, but the days of Terrelle Pryor looking like the Oakland Raiders ' long-term option at quarterback are gone. Four games gone to be precise, but it took a month for confirmation...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 months ago 24,060 reads 459 comments

  6. Why the Chargers' Keenan Allen Is a Legitimate Rookie of the Year Candidate

    Players slip in the draft for a variety of reasons, but draft status goes out the window once they make it to the NFL . While that's true on the field, it's not as true when it comes to voting for Rookie of the Year...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 4,989 reads 4 comments

  7. How Jack Del Rio Can Be Successful as the Interim Head Coach of the Broncos

    The Denver Broncos will be without their head coach John Fox for at least the next few games as he recovers from surgery to replace an aortic valve...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 3,712 reads 10 comments

  8. Who's to Blame for Terrelle Pryor's Regression?

    After Terrelle Pryor 's first four starts of 2013 as the starting quarterback of the Oakland Raiders , it appeared as though he could be the future of the franchise. Pryor completed 68...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 11,792 reads 141 comments

  9. Alex Smith: Game Manager or Top-Flight NFL Quarterback?

    Most people have already formed an opinion of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and what he is and what he isn't. Either he's a game manager and they don't like him, or he's a top-flight NFL quarterback and they do like him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 9,347 reads 101 comments

  10. Embarrassing Loss to Eagles a Much-Needed Wake-Up Call for Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders were 3-4 and on their way to respectability headed into their Week 9 game. The defense was better than expected, they had an exciting young quarterback and generally the team looked like it was headed in the right direction...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 10,758 reads 157 comments

  11. Impact of an Interim Head Coach Could Vary for the Denver Broncos

    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox will miss a significant amount of time after aortic heart valve replacement surgery early next week, leaving the team needing to find a replacement in the interim...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 10,242 reads 26 comments

  12. Has Von Miller Been a Difference-Maker for the Broncos?

    The Denver Broncos got linebacker Von Miller back from his six-game suspension two weeks ago desperately needing defensive help...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 4,664 reads 7 comments

  13. The Disappearance of Dwayne Bowe in Kansas City

    Dwayne Bowe was once considered one of the elite receivers in the league, but after signing a big extension in the offseason, he has just 26 receptions for 302 yards and two touchdowns through eight games this season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 19,795 reads 119 comments

  14. Are the San Diego Chargers a Trick or a Treat?

    The San Diego Chargers are coming off the bye week a respectable 4-3. In two of the losses they melted like a fun-sized Snickers on a hot summer day and in Oakland they flamed out ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 5,917 reads 24 comments

  15. Nearing Midway Point, Oakland Raiders Roster Makeover a Resounding Success

    Imagine what Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would like to say to all the NFL analysts who said his team was the least talented they had ever seen...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 20,776 reads 69 comments

  16. Can the Chiefs Continue to Be the Best Team in the NFL?

    As the NFL schedule hits the midway point, the Kansas City Chiefs sit alone atop the standings. The Chiefs are an amazing 8-0 after being the worst team in football last season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 7,532 reads 58 comments

  17. Von Miller's Attempt to Rebuild His Image Off to Rocky Start

    Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has damaged his off-field image this year, and he should be desperately trying to repair it. Miller reportedly tried to circumvent the league's drug testing , was caught and suspended six games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 3,614 reads 23 comments

  18. Terrelle Pryor Steals Headlines, but Oakland's Defense Deserves Major Credit

    The Oakland Raiders are a lot better than almost anyone expected. On Sunday, the Raiders dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers with defense and moved to 3-4 with a 21-18 victory...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 9,277 reads 76 comments

  19. Can the Oakland Raiders Become a Top-10 Defense in 2013?

    The Oakland Raiders returned two defensive starters in 2013, and one of those starters—safety Tyvon Branch—is out with an injury. The other starter— Lamarr Houston—has switched from left defensive end to right defensive end...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 6,488 reads 21 comments

  20. Can Kayvon Webster Replace Champ Bailey Earlier Than Expected?

    Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey re-injured his left foot on Sunday night and hasn't practiced this week...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 5,465 reads 34 comments

  21. Did the Oakland Raiders Find a Diamond in the Rough in Martez Wilson?

    It's rare to find a quality player on waivers, but it does occasionally happen. When quality players are put on waivers, usually they are young and still in need of development—they become good players after spending some time with their new team...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 26,734 reads 109 comments

  22. Why the Chargers Should Start D.J. Fluker at Left Tackle

    Before the season, I suggested that guard might be rookie D.J. Fluker's eventual home in the NFL , even though it made sense to see how he did at right tackle...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 7,737 reads 24 comments

  23. Do the Kansas City Chiefs Have the Best Defense Since the 2000 Baltimore Ravens?

    Every NFL season is a long and grueling 16 games. Things change so rapidly that predicting what will happen next is virtually impossible. It's what makes sports so compelling...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 8,100 reads 25 comments

  24. Breaking Down the Blueprint for Beating Peyton Manning & the Broncos

    For the first month of the season the Denver Broncos looked unbeatable, but history tells us that it's incredibly hard to maintain such a high level of play for an entire season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 1,912 reads 18 comments

  25. Loss to Indianapolis Colts Reveals Major Concerns for Denver Broncos

    The Denver Broncos dropped to 6-1 on the season with a loss in Peyton Manning 's return to Indianapolis. Putting the loss in perspective, it's merely a hard-fought 39-33 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts —a quality opponent...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 13,474 reads 107 comments