Raiders sign LB Brandon Marshall, RB Isaiah Crowell

Football 03/28/19, 16:40

The Oakland Raiders filled two more holes on their depth chart Thursday by signing linebacker Brandon Marshall and running back Isaiah Crowell to one-year contracts.The moves are the latest ones in a roster overhaul by coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock after the team struggled to a ...

Broncos turn over coach/quarterback duo again

Football 02/13/19, 16:23

In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and ...

Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

Football 01/17/19, 14:13

The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. Spoke glowingly about coach ...

Chargers hope loss to Patriots serves as motivation for ’19

Football 01/14/19, 19:21

Anthony Lynn often said that the Los Angeles Chargers winning six of their final seven games in 2017 helped serve as a springboard to this season's success, which resulted in the team's first postseason berth in five years.Lynn is hoping Sunday's 41-28 loss to New England in the AFC divisional ...

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

Football 01/12/19, 19:49

Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs defense answered their chorus of critics with a stout performance, and Kansas City rolled to a 31-13 victory over Indianapolis in the divisional round Saturday to end 25 years of playoff frustration.Mahomes threw for 278 yards while running ...

Chiefs’ Mahomes ready for postseason debut against Colts

Football 01/07/19, 15:01

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't draft Patrick Mahomes merely to make the playoffs.Matt Cassel accomplished that, and quarterbacks Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith went one better by making it to the divisional round. Smith even won a wild-card game, the first playoff victory by the long-suffering ...

Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots

Football 01/07/19, 05:31

The Los Angeles Chargers' prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday. Next up, a matchup ...

Colts off, running through playoffs with strong ground game

Football 01/06/19, 19:33

Frank Reich stuck with his old-school philosophy even when the Indianapolis Colts were losing games in September and early October.The Indianapolis Colts' first-year coach insisted that even in an increasingly pass-happy league a balanced offense would turn them into real AFC contenders.Over the past 11 weeks, the perfect one-two combination ...

Chiefs look ahead to divisional round aware of playoff flops

Football 01/03/19, 16:32

Justin Houston wouldn't let the question come out before cutting it off. Fullback Anthony Sherman was even less accommodating than the bruising linebacker of the Kansas City Chiefs.His response came with a glare.You see, the Chiefs had just wrapped up their third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 ...

No. 1 seed Chiefs spending playoff bye week getting healthy

Football 01/02/19, 11:45

The Kansas City Chiefs went into their regular-season finale with a lot riding on the outcome.Beat the Raiders and they would have their third consecutive AFC West championship and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, not to mention home-field advantage throughout. Lose to their longtime division rivals and risk ...

Chargers get set to face Ravens for second time in 3 weeks

Football 12/31/18, 19:21

The Los Angeles Chargers don't need much of a refresher course on their first-round playoff opponent, considering they played them less than two weeks ago.The Chargers will make the cross-country trek for Sunday's AFC wild-card round game against Baltimore, which won six of its final seven games to finish 10-6 ...

Chiefs romp past Raiders 35-3 to clinch AFC West, No. 1 seed

Football 12/30/18, 19:13

The Chiefs finally clinched their third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, and Patrick Mahomes and the rest of Kansas City's offense continued to shatter records in a 35-3 whitewash of the rebuilding Oakland Raiders on Sunday.Mahomes threw for 281 yards, highlighted by a ...

Denver cornerback Bradley Roby shrugs off analyst’s comments

Football 12/27/18, 18:25

Upon further review, Bradley Roby is trying to shrug off the stinging judgment call from the booth.The Denver Broncos cornerback drew criticism from ESPN commentator and longtime Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten for standing around on a run play in the closing minutes of a loss to the Oakland ...

Chiefs aim for AFC West title, No. 1 seed against Raiders

Football 12/27/18, 16:48

The Kansas City Chiefs could have taken this week off, assured of not only their third consecutive AFC West title but also the No. 1 seed in the playoffs before the Oakland Raiders came to town.Instead, they'll have everything on the line Sunday.The Chiefs blew a fourth-quarter lead against the ...

Rivers, Chargers understand outside help moot without a win

Football 12/26/18, 19:58

Philip Rivers is an Oakland Raiders fan this week, sort of.Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers can win the AFC West and secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs by beating Denver and having the Raiders defeat Kansas City on Sunday.The Chargers can also take the division title, a first-round ...

Chiefs’ Mahomes has been strikingly consistent in MVP run

Football 12/26/18, 14:58

Patrick Mahomes awoke early on Tuesday to open presents with his little sister and the rest of his family, then the Chiefs quarterback hopped in his car for a quick trip to Arrowhead Stadium.Where he watched film. On Christmas.He got in his usual couple of hours of game-week prep on ...

Chiefs fall to 0-2 when trying to clinch AFC’s top seed

Sports 12/24/18, 14:40

The Chiefs had a chance to wrap up a third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with two weeks to go, only to watch Philip Rivers lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in a comeback.The Chiefs got a do-over ...

For 2nd straight week Chiefs fail to secure playoff position

Football 12/24/18, 01:35

For the second straight week, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs faltered in their attempt to send the entire AFC playoffs through Arrowhead Stadium.Rather than a relaxing Week 17 with a chance to rest players headed into the postseason, the Chiefs must avoid one more stumble that could cost ...

Ravens-Chargers matchup features dramatic differences at QB

Football 12/20/18, 17:19

The quarterback matchup for Saturday's pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season.The Chargers, who have clinched their first postseason berth since 2013, feature cagy veteran Philip Rivers, who is having one of the best seasons of his 15-year career. The ...

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