1. 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 10 months ago 11,838 reads 141 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 9,422 reads 101 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 10,785 reads 157 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 10,271 reads 26 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 4,619 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 19,851 reads 119 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 5,936 reads 24 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 20,852 reads 69 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 7,552 reads 58 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 3,645 reads 23 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 9,312 reads 76 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 6,551 reads 21 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 5,527 reads 34 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 26,805 reads 109 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 7,807 reads 24 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 8,157 reads 25 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 1,936 reads 18 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 13,500 reads 107 comments

  19. Von Miller Is Broncos' Not-So-Secret Weapon Against the Colts

    Unless you've been binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix for the past week, you've no doubt heard that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is squaring off against his former team on Sunday night...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 2,628 reads 14 comments

  20. Do Chiefs Wide Receivers Share Blame for Stagnant Offense?

    It's safe to say the Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0 because of their great defense—not their because of their offense. All the statistics support that statement and it doesn't take much tape review to come to the same conclusion...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 5,118 reads 34 comments

  21. Offensive Line Woes Stalling Raiders Turnaround

    The Oakland Raiders enter the bye week with a 2-4 record. With rock-bottom expectations coming into the season, the Raiders have been a mild surprise...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 8,447 reads 79 comments

  22. Philip Rivers Isn't Just Back, He's Better Than Ever

    There has been a lot of talk about San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers this year. Does Rivers need to be fixed? How do the Chargers fix Rivers? Is Rivers fixed? Rivers isn't fixed ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 5,504 reads 22 comments

  23. Why the Broncos' Offense Lost Its Luster in Unimpressive Win over Jaguars

    The Denver Broncos didn't blow the Jacksonville Jaguars out by 28-plus points like everyone thought. The Broncos beat the Jaguars by only (ONLY?!) 16 points on Sunday and moved to 6-0 in the process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 4,393 reads 15 comments

  24. Chargers Learning to Grind Out Wins for Mike McCoy

    Things haven't always been pretty for head coach Mike McCoy and the San Diego Chargers this season, but t he Chargers moved to 3-3 with a gutsy 19-9 victory at home against the Indianapolis Colts Monday night...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 15,176 reads 47 comments

  25. Kansas City Chiefs Remain Undefeated, but How Long Can They Keep It Going?

    The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0 for only the second time in franchise history after beating the Oakland Raiders , 24-7, at Arrowhead on Sunday...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 months ago 13,199 reads 123 comments