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AFC Wimbledon vs. Chelsea: How the Blues Will Line Up

Chelsea’s second pre -season game will see them make the short trip across south west London to AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Red Records Stadium. Having recorded an emphatic 5-0 victory over the Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday, 21 of the 22...Show More Summary

Rounding the turn: Chargers 16th in PFT’s power rankings

Another day, another AFC West team profiled in PFT’s preseason power rankings. In our latest installment, we take a closer look at the Chargers, whom the PFT staff has ranked 16th entering the 2014 season. Overall, they are seventh among AFC clubs, per our rankings. As was the case with the Chiefs — who checked…

6 young Chargers set to surge in 2014

The Chargers stunned the NFL world with a trip to playoffs in 2013. If they're going to make another run at it in a tough AFC West, they'll need big steps forward from these seven youngsters. This upcoming 2014 NFL season, a wide variety...Show More Summary

Why Ladarius Green Is the NFL's Next Breakout Star at Tight End

Ladarius Green of the San Diego Chargers is hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow AFC West tight end Julius Thomas this season. Green is entering his third season in the NFL after featuring very little during his first two. The 24-year-old has just 21 regular-season receptions for 432 yards and three touchdowns to this point in his career. Show More Summary

Can the Raiders compete in the AFC West?

Raiders insider Scott Bair joins Mike Florio to talk about the expectations for the Oakland Raiders after a disappointing 4-12 season in 2013. Bair discusses the competition at QB between Matt Schaub and Derek Carr and the possibility of getting a new stadium in the near future.

Projecting the Ceiling, Floor for the Denver Broncos in 2014

We could see the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in 2014. They’ ve won the AFC West each of the last three seasons, but every year they’ ve come up short in the postseason. In 2011 with Tim Tebow at quarterback for most of the year, the Broncos made an improbable run to the playoffs after finishing 8-8. Show More Summary

Buying and Selling the AFC West Teams Improving in 2014

Every team wants to improve in 2014, but not every team will. Improvement can also mean different things to different teams. There are dozens of factors that determine if a team improves, which is why the NFL can be so hard to predict. Show More Summary

Brandon Flowers agrees to one-year contract with Chargers

Brandon Flowers is staying in the AFC West but heading to San Diego. Flowers has agreed to a contract with the Chargers. It’s a one-year deal, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. For Flowers, who was cut by the Chiefs 11 days ago, signing a one-year contract is a way of betting on himself.…

Fantasy football impact: Will the Chargers manage to climb in a strong division?

San Diego made the playoffs last year, but did so as a clear step below their divisionmates in the AFC West. Can they make up the gap despite a relatively quiet offseason? We break down the fantasy implications. Quite often in the NFL -- heck, in everything -- things can go either way. Show More Summary

NFL minicamp round-up: Jermaine Gresham recovers from hernia surgery

The Denver Broncos' defensive tandem is looking to wreak havoc on AFC West quarterbacks, elsewhere Larry Fitzgerald sat out Tuesday's session. Seven NFL teams are holding mandatory minicamps this week, which means actual news regarding injuries, player fits and personnel changes. Show More Summary

Broncos developing new core leadership

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It was easy to see as free agency opened this past March that the Denver Broncos -- even with a Super Bowl trip this past February and three consecutive AFC West titles in tow -- were going to be a team in transition...Show More Summary

NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- AFC West

Whenever "the predictors" go to work, as Denver Broncos coach John Fox likes to call most anyone who tries to offer thoughts on how the NFL season will go, Fox will often point to what happened in the AFC West in 2013 to show the relative...Show More Summary

When the NFL added two divisions — and weakened the AFC West

Thirteen years ago Thursday, NFL owners unanimously approved multiple changes to the league’s divisional structure, a move made logical with the addition of a 32nd team — the Houston Texans — on tap for 2002. Among other changes, a South division was added to each conference, and teams were shuffled about to make eight four-team…

2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the AFC West Post-Draft

Now that the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, we can start to postulate how it might shift the balance of power in the AFC West. Did anyone narrow the gap enough to threaten the Denver Broncos for the top spot in 2014? A brutal schedule for the AFC West teams makes it improbable that three teams will make the playoffs again. Show More Summary

Oddsmaker: Broncos, Patriots, Packers among heaviest divisional favorites

The Denver Broncos have won their division in each of the last three years, and if it seems like they are heavy favorites to win the AFC West for a fourth-straight year, one well-known Las Vegas sports book agrees with that sentiment. The LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino’s SuperBook has installed Denver as a…

2014 NFL Draft grades: AFC West

Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford grade the draft for the AFC West and discuss perhaps the biggest shocker of the weekend -- the Raiders were actually pretty shrewd!

NFL draft: AFC and NFC West draft needs

The NFL draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions: AFC West There’s no doubt the Oakland Raiders need a long-term answer at quarterback — Matt Schaub is a Band-Aid fix — but that...

2014 NFL schedule: Who has the toughest and easiest road to the postseason?

Your browser does not support iframes. Not all schedules are equal. The NFL doesn’t play a round robin, so some teams benefit from the good fortune of having much easier opponents than fellow playoff contenders.  The AFC West was the main beneficiary last year. Show More Summary

Projecting San Diego Chargers' Starting Lineup Pre-2014 NFL Draft

The AFC West won’t get any easier in 2014, a daunting realization for the rejuvenated San Diego Chargers. Denver and Kansas City don’t appear to be falling out of contention any time soon, unless of course Peyton Manning decides to hang up the cleats. Show More Summary

5 Must-Watch Matchups on Dallas Cowboys' 2014 Schedule

The 2014 NFL schedule has been released and the Dallas Cowboys have more than a few intriguing games ahead of them. Dallas will take a tour of the AFC South and NFC West this season as well as participate in the NFL's annual game in London. Show More Summary

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