The last month of the year means that the NFL season has taken shape, and it's a fight to the finish from this point forward. At this point, every team knows where they stand and every coach knows his team's capabilities...
It's pretty common for quarterbacks to buy gifts for their offensive linemen (or, in the case of Tom Brady, to get Uggs for every New England Patriots teammate), and more and more often we're seeing opposing players exchange jerseys after a game. Via Denver Post Broncos writer Nicki Jhabvala, Miller
Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller makes life miserable for the opposition on a regular basis, but the reigning Super Bowl MVP spread some holiday cheer by gifting every AFC West player a bottle of wine...
The Atlanta Falcons are one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. The Kansas City Chiefs' dramatic overtime win over the Denver Broncos puts them one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. The Falcons have had a great year on offense, as one of three NFL teams averaging
The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league. Oh, and the Oakland Raiders are running through the AFC. After an impressive shutout of the Rams in the season opener lifted spirits for a turnaround following two straight seasons out of the
The AFC South is up for grabs and the Indianapolis Colts are hanging in despite an up-and-down season. The playoff run begins now for Andrew Luck and Co., with a game Monday night against the lowly New York Jets, who are simply playing out the string in a disappointing season. Not that the Colts (5
New York (8-3) is among the hottest teams in football with six straight victories. Not that it's helped the Giants move much closer to the Cowboys in the NFC East. The Steelers (6-5) are in a tighter spot, tied atop the AFC North with Baltimore, to whom they already have lost.
Reggie McKenzie took a methodical approach to rebuilding the Oakland Raiders when he was hired as general manager in 2012. McKenzie's Raiders are off to a 9-2 start this season and stand in first place in the AFC West and tied for the top record in the conference with New England. Oakland is assured
The AFC race just opened up in a big way. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, unquestionably the best tight end in the NFL when healthy, will undergo back surgery on Friday according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
We discuss AFC home games, Frank Gore, Todd Gurley, Eli Manning and others with tough matchups, and why we like Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Hill, Kenneth Dixon and Mike Wallace this week.
We have some specialization at the top of this week's NFL1000—three pass-rushers from the AFC West lead our player rankings for Week 12. And it's hard to argue against any of them...
We're just about to kick off the 13th week of the NFL season. The Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys will have the honor of doing exactly that on Thursday night...
NFL Week 13 is upon us, and the playoff race is heating up in the AFC and NFC. Many of the teams that are facing off this weekend could see each other again in their respective conference championship games or in the Super Bowl...
Despite being behind two teams in the AFC South, the Colts still feel like they have a shot at winning the division with Andrew Luck at the helm.
The Miami Dolphins will be looking to continue their surprising drive towards a playoff berth with a seventh straight victory Sunday when they take on the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium...
Tyreek Hill, the AFC's offensive player of the week, is going to counseling and upholding the conditions of his probation stemming from a 2014 arrest.
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen said the team knows it needs to win its last five games to take the division back. Does Indy need to run the table to overtake Tennessee and Houston?
The AFC is reshuffling at a drastic rate. If it's not the No. 1 seed Oakland Raiders, it's the Miami Dolphins, who are on a six-game winning streak, or the Denver Broncos, the reigning ...
This wasn't how things were supposed to go for the Houston Texans in 2016. After winning the AFC South a season ago at 9-7 and getting smoked at home by the Kansas City Chiefs ...
The Kansas City Chiefs' crazy win on Sunday night will have a significant impact on the playoff picture the rest of the season. Colin Kaepernick has played pretty well over the last four weeks, and was good on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs' ever-so-close victory against the Denver Broncos dropped last season's Super Bowl champions to third place in the AFC West and out of playoff position. The Miami Dolphins currently hold a wild-card spot in the standings thanks to a six-game winning streak and one more conference
Khalil Mack has given the Oakland Raiders a motto to live by this season: By any means. The Raiders came into the game on a short week after beating Houston in Mexico City, while the Panthers had extra time off following a Thursday game. Quarterback Derek Carr then hurt the pinkie on his throwing hand
The Tennessee Titans are heading into their bye week with a fresh reminder of just how demanding - and brutal - the NFL can be. After climbing to 6-6 and a half-game back of first in the AFC South, Tennessee released starting cornerback Perrish Cox Monday before the Titans left for a week off. '
The NFL landscape is an ever-evolving creature. Just when we think we know which teams are good or bad, they go out and do the unexpected...
As we approach the three-quarter mark of the 2016 NFL season, the playoff picture does not look one iota clearer than it did even four weeks ago. The New England Patriots and winner of the AFC South are probably headed for first-round byes...
Sunday's loss to the Chiefs dropped the Broncos to third place in the AFC West and into a crowded wild-card field. Winning out may be the only way in.
The Chiefs stunned the Broncos in overtime on Monday night, staying in the thick of the AFC West race. Michael Silver looks into how K.C. is quietly putting together another playoff run.
Brandon McManus was wide left and now the defending Super Bowl champs are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff race, too. The Kansas City Chiefs capitalized on short field position following McManus' missed 62-yard attempt to drive down and win it 30-27 on Cairo Santos' 34-yarder that
Your offense faces a fourth-and-10 in a tie game against the Kansas City Chiefs, with 1:08 left in overtime. There are a ton of peripheral factors to consider, too - a tie still leaves you a game-and-a-half behind the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders with five games left, all your players are exhausted
The AFC West is a heavyweight battle, and the head-to-head games between the contenders will likely serve as the decisive blows...
After getting a rude introduction to the NFL after losing their first 10 games as rookies in 2014, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack have put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the AFC just two years later. Carr came back from an injured pinkie to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and Mack had an interception
On paper, the New England Patriots shouldn't have had much trouble with the New York Jets on Sunday. The Jets had just three wins entering the day, and the Patriots were tied with the Oakland Raiders for the best record in the AFC. It was a struggle again on Sunday, with New York - this week with Ryan
The Ravens followed a winless October with a 3-1 November, capped by a 19-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Baltimore (6-5) climbed back into a tie with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North with five games to go. The Bengals (3-7-1) feel the same way.
The 12th week of the 2016 NFL season saw huge performances from all over the league, many of them coming on Thanksgiving Day...
A brilliant afternoon from kicker Justin Tucker paved the way for Baltimore's 19-14 win over the flailing Bengals (3-7-1). Here's what we learned from Sunday's pivotal victory for the Ravens (6-5).
One touchdown and Justin Tucker's flawless right leg were enough to thrust the Baltimore Ravens into a first-place tie in the AFC North. Tucker kicked four field goals and Baltimore shut down the Cincinnati Bengals' depleted offense Sunday in a 19-14 victory that put the resurgent Ravens back
Despite nearly blowing a 20-point lead, the Titans toppled the Bears and moved within one-half game behind Houston for first place in the division.
Justin Tucker, who hasn't missed a field goal this season, drilled three from 50-plus yards to help the Ravens stay in first place in the division.
The Miami Dolphins have overcome a rough start to the season, becoming the hottest team in the AFC with a five-game winning streak. The Dolphins go for their sixth in a row when they play host to the San Francisco 49ers.
When the NFL schedule was released in April, two late-season showdowns between the New England Patriots and New York Jets made for some possible intrigue in the race for AFC East supremacy. Tom Brady's bunch is rolling toward its eighth straight division title and 13th in 14 years. Meanwhile, Ryan
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss his third consecutive game when Kansas City visits the Denver Broncos for a pivotal AFC West showdown Sunday night.
Closing in on December, fans can expect New England to grab a bye in the AFC, as well as whoever emerges from the NFL's best division, the AFC West. The NFC has powerhouses in Dallas and Seattle, and, well, who knows? The East is intriguing with no teams under .500, and there remain five head-to-head
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