Oakland's defense might not be as good as Denver's, but it's gives the Raiders a huge advantage in the AFC West arms race. Khalil Mack sees Raiders capable of rivaling Broncos for NFL's best defense. Is he right? 2015 DVOA overall DVOA...Show More Summary
Kiper: Chargers most improved team in AFC West
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. It's a mantra that is repeated ad nauseum on television, the radio, online and in print. Yes, print. Newspapers are still a thing. I rather like them. It's also a mantra that many NFL teams apparently ascribe to. Show More Summary
The AFC West produced a Super Bowl winner last season, as the defensive-minded Denver Broncos brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Colorado. The Broncos also provided bettors who backed them early a payout upward of 15-1. But this season,...Show More Summary
For a seven-year period between 2004 and 2010, the NFC West was the divisional laughingstock of the NFL. The division posted a.400 winning percentage during that span, with three of its four teams losing at least 16 more games than they won. Show More Summary
The Chargers badly needed a strong draft, and they mostly delivered. Meanwhile, the Raiders continued their progress and the Broncos got aggressive to land a quarterback. With the 2016 NFL Draft over, it's time to take a look at how each team did addressing its needs. Show More Summary
The Oakland Raiders have taken steps forward under Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio, but they'll need a good draft in 2016 to make sure they keep moving upwards in the AFC West.
Mike McCoy believes Chargers can go from worst to first in AFC West
New-look Raiders see balance of power shifting in AFC West
Veteran strong safety Tyvon Branch will be leaving the AFC West division for the first time in his NFL career after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Branch's deal with Arizona is worth a maximum of $10 million over two years, with $5 million in guaranteed money. Show More Summary
Donald Stephenson is staying in the AFC West, but heading to Denver. Stephenson, an offensive tackle who has spent his entire four-year career in Kansas City, is planning to sign with the Broncos tomorrow. Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that the deal should get done tomorrow, the first official day of free…
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce join SB Nation for a round of Answer the Question and show that their competitiveness goes beyond just the gridiron as they square off in trivia covering geography, music, and more.
While the NFL will celebrate its glorious presence with the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday, fans had a chance to get a look at some potential future studs in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game Saturday. The West rolled over the East 29-9, and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. Show More Summary
AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe bemoans his side for failing to score a crucial second goal and giving away two "needless free-kicks" after they were beaten 3-1 at home by West Ham.
There could be an exception to the phrase, “Once a Raider, always a Raider.” Former Oakland coach Hue Jackson could be returning to the Bay Area, as the coach of the biggest Raiders rival not in the AFC West. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Jackson, now the Bengals offensive coordinator,…
If Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy can have a great offseason, who knows, maybe the Chargers can replicate that success and win the AFC West in 2016.
The Denver Broncos sealed the first overall seed in the AFC with a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers (and a bit of help from the Miami Dolphins). They secured their fifth straight AFC West title with the victory and are once again bound for the postseason. Brock Osweiler started the game, but he was pulled in the third quarter for Peyton Manning. Show More Summary
The first quarter was all Chiefs. The second quarter was all Raiders. The Chiefs lead at halftime, 14-10. The Chiefs win the AFC West with a win and a Broncos loss. It’s the final game for Raiders legend Charles Woodson. The Raiders trailed 14-0 after one quarter. A 24-yard interception return touchdown by David Amerson…
The Chiefs can win the AFC West with a win and a Broncos loss. Early on, the Chiefs are holding up their end. An Alex Smith touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin and a Spencer Ware run have the Chiefs up 14-0 on the Raiders late in the first quarter. Maclin’s touchdown came on the first…
The Broncos can secure the AFC West title and a first-round bye by beating the Chargers. In rallying to beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, the Denver Broncos earned likely their most significant victory to date. Yes, it snapped a two-game losing streak and kept their season from spiraling out of control. Show More Summary