1. Knile Davis' Emergence Allows Chiefs to Be Patient with Jamaal Charles' Recovery

    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced Monday that star running back Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain...

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  2. Raiders Need Emotional Leadership to Overcome Multitude of Issues

    The Oakland Raiders are not just 0-2; they are an 0-2 that stinks worse than the San Francisco bay mud at low tide. In Week 1, the New York Jets thrashed the Raiders in every way except in the final score...

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  3. Undisciplined Broncos Defense Is Cause for Concern in Quest for Repeat AFC Title

    It’s Super Bowl title or bust for a team that fell one game shy of that goal last season. Everyone inside and outside the organization understands that the expectations for the Denver Broncos couldn’t be higher...

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  4. Revamped Chargers Defense Vital to Success vs. Improved Seahawks Offense

    The San Diego Chargers had a terrible defense in 2013. The lack of talent was an obvious problem from the start, and the team admitted as much by retaining defensive coordinator ...

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  5. Derek Carr's Growing Pains Highlight Challenge Ahead for the Oakland Raiders

    Derek Carr became the first rookie quarterback to start Week 1 for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The start of the Carr era renewed Raider Nation's hope that the team will soon get on the winning track after more than a decade without a playoff berth.

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  6. Chargers Offense Wastes Opportunities, Talent in Ugly Week 1 Loss

    By some statistical measurements , the San Diego Chargers had the second-best offense in the NFL in 2013. It was unorthodox offense for the NFL today, but it got the team to the playoffs and was able to hide a very suspect defense...

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  7. Quick Integration of Emmanuel Sanders Fuels Broncos New-Look Offense

    By the numbers, it wasn ’t the most prolific offensive night for the Denver Broncos in their 31-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts ...

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  8. Derrick Johnson's Injury Could Destabilize Chiefs, Send Team into Ugly Tailspin

    The biggest loss for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium wasn’t the 26-10 trouncing at the hands of the Tennessee Titans ...

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  9. Why Peyton Manning, Broncos Will Cruise Despite Wes Welker Suspension

    The NFL regular season is already full of surprises, and it hasn't even started yet. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker —everyone’s ...

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  10. Despite Challenges Ahead, Raiders Naming Derek Carr Starter Was Right Move

    On Monday, the Oakland Raiders announced that rookie second-round draft pick Derek Carr would be their starting quarterback this season, per the team's official website ...

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  11. Alex Smith's Contract Extension Is the Perfect Deal for the Kansas City Chiefs

    Quarterback Alex Smith signed a four-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday with $45 million in guaranteed money, as first reported by Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star ...

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  12. Derek Carr Has Given Raiders Reason to Name Him Starting QB Over Matt Schaub

    Start the Carr. It doesn ’t get any more obvious. After Thursday’s performance against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in a 41-31 win—11-of-13 ...

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  13. Cornerback Depth Means Raiders Don't Have to Rush D.J. Hayden

    Coming into 2014, the Oakland Raiders penciled second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden in as a starter opposite Tarell Brown...

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  14. Chargers Defense Key to Philip Rivers' Dominance in 2014

    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers’ efficiency helped the offense control the flow of games last season, which was the primary reason for the team’s overall success...

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  15. Emmanuel Sanders and Montee Ball Ready to Take Broncos Offense to New Heights

    The Denver Broncos fell one game short of their goal last season, but general manager John Elway attacked the offseason as if his team wasn’t already the best team in the AFC...

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  16. After Poor Play from Matt Schaub, Raiders Must Consider QB Switch

    The Oakland Raiders traded a sixth-round pick for quarterback Matt Schaub this offseason and immediately named him their starting quarterback...

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  17. Travis Kelce Has Earned Opportunity to Start for the Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs defense and special teams accounted for a whopping 12 of the team’s 53 touchdowns in 2013 against a soft schedule...

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  18. Resurgent Dwayne Bowe Is Weapon Chiefs Have Been Missing on Offense

    Star running back Jamaal Charles did not travel with the Kansas City Chiefs to take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, but his precautionary absence (per BJ Kissel ...

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  19. Despite Revamp, Defense Still Plaguing the San Diego Chargers

    It’s no secret that the San Diego Chargers needed help on defense after last season. General manager Tom Telesco wisely focused on bringing in players to improve one of ...

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  20. What's Next for Denver Broncos After Injury to LB Danny Trevathan?

    The Denver Broncos rebuilt their defense this offseason by upgrading the defensive line and the secondary...

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  21. Derek Carr Must Outperform Matt Schaub Before Raiders Consider QB Switch

    When the Oakland Raiders drafted Derek Carr with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, they made him the quarterback of the future by default...

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  22. Young Raiders Defenders Lone Bright Spots in Ugly Preseason Opener

    The Oakland Raiders didn’t score until less than two minutes were remaining in the fourth quarter of a preseason game...

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  23. Vastly Different Denver Broncos Look Ready to Contend with NFL's Best in 2014

    It’s always a mistake to try to glean too much from an NFL preseason game. It’s not uncommon to see teams play well in the preseason and flop in the regular season...

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  24. Should the Chargers Be Concerned About Dwight Freeney?

    When the San Diego Chargers signed pass-rusher Dwight Freeney last year, it was in direct response to Melvin Ingram going down with a torn ACL...

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  25. NFL Veterans Fighting for Roster Relevance Midway Through Training Camp

    Except for a lucky few players in the league, NFL veterans fight for roster spots and key roles alongside rookies every year during training camp...

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