Coach Jack Del Rio isn't afraid to take chances, and it's paid off as the Raiders' win over the Chargers has them atop the AFC West. Michael Silver delves into how the culture has changed in Oakland.
For the first time this season, the Texans got off to the quick start that head coach Bill O'Brien preached about during training camp.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles can happily say "cheerio" to London following a 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts...
Sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face. After dropping their last two games, a scrambling Cincinnati Bengals team entered Thursday night's home tilt with the ...
In the mediocre AFC South, which Houston (2-1) leads, losing its best player could bring the defending division champion back to the field - as uninspiring as the Titans, Colts and Jaguars might be. With the Texans coming off a no-show at New England, visiting Tennessee could be feeling pretty frisky
The New England Patriots entered Week 3 beset by injuries. The team was on their third-string quarterback. Their star tight end had yet to take the field...
Under Bill Belichick the New England Patriots have, in many ways, mastered the art of getting headlining performances out of understudies. New England improved to 21-1 at home against the AFC East since 2009 with its 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins find
The New York Jets turned the page quickly on a slow start, rebounding from a disappointing first-week loss with a 37-31 victory over the winless Buffalo Bills. Just four days after a season-opening 23-22 loss to Cincinnati, the Jets captured their first win of the season in a matchup of two AFC East
The Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs are both coming off wins heading into a Week 2 game that is a rematch of last year's meeting in the AFC Wild Card Round of the playoffs...
The Cleveland Browns will continue the search for an end to their current four-game straight-up losing streak when they welcome the Baltimore Ravens to FirstEnergy Stadium for a Week 2 AFC North divisional matchup...
The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will make some history when they kick off on Thursday night. The game between the AFC East rivals will be streamed live on Twitter, meaning millions around the world can watch the live game action from their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The NFL
There was plenty of blame to go around for season-opening losses by the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, but with three days between games and an AFC East rival ahead Thursday night in Week 2, each team turned the page quickly. Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman stood up and faced the music Monday
When we did our playoff picks — less than a week ago — as part of our season projections prior to the start of the season, that served as ground zero for the projection (even though we didn't pick seeds for the teams) that we'll now run in this space on a weekly basis throughout the season. In the AFC
The Jets should win Thursday in Buffalo against old pal Rex Ryan, but they went 0-for-Rex in 2015, including a tough loss in the season finale.
To become a playoff contender, the Miami Dolphins know they need to fare better within their division. ''You have to play well for 60 minutes,'' Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. The Dolphins were 1-5 in division games last season.
Belichick acknowledged there was some lingering bitterness after January's 20-10 loss, which kept the Patriots from securing the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. It's the main reason why Belichick said it hasn't been difficult to turn the page after last week
The New York Jets are coming to town for an AFC East showdown Thursday night, and Rex Ryan was in no mood to reflect on old grudges. Whatever raw emotions the Bills coach felt toward his former team during his first season in Buffalo last year have dissipated with time. ''Last year, I thought
The Buffalo Bills will be looking to claim their sixth-straight outright victory over the New York Jets when they host their AFC East rivals this week in a Thursday night matchup at New Era Field...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be shooting for a fifth consecutive straight-up win at Heinz Field as they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in a Week 2 matchup between AFC North rivals...
Heading into the 2016 season, fans of the Indianapolis Colts breathlessly awaited the return of a healthy Andrew Luck . With their quarterback back in the fold, the belief was that the Colts would quickly regain their perch atop the AFC South...
The Chiefs looked dead in the water following their 24-3 deficit to the Chargers in the middle of the third quarter. But Kansas City got the better end of its AFC West rival. Here's what we learned.
The New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals came within one win of the Super Bowl last season. New England lost at Denver in the Patriots' sixth straight AFC championship game, Arizona was blown out at Carolina in the Cardinals' second appearance ever in the NFC title contest. The Patriots
The Cincinnati Bengals have made it to the playoffs five straight years, an impressive stretch of success that should put them among the elite franchises in the AFC. ''That's one thing we're not worried about,'' quarterback Andy Dalton said. If there's one trend the Bengals
The Houston Texans are setting the bar higher than a 9-7 finish, which was good enough to get them into the playoffs last season. The AFC South is ripe for the taking and coach Bill O'Brien knows it.
Key figures at Arsenal reportedly consider AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe as a viable contender to take over from longstanding boss Arsene Wenger...
Derek Carr's impressive sophomore season was only a first step. The Oakland Raiders are a fashionable pick to make the playoffs and even win the AFC West thanks to a quarterback who appears on the verge of becoming an upper-tier player for the next decade. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals: After getting
Every team enters the NFL season with outsized expectations, whether it's a Super Bowl championship or a single-digit total of player arrests. Only one team will win the Super Bowl, and chances are it won't be yours. The world's so much more fun when you've got an NFL head coach [expletive]-talking
For the New England Patriots, much about this year has felt like a trip down the rabbit hole. It started at the end of last season when they were overpowered in January's AFC Championship game loss to the Denver Broncos. It set the stage for one of the oddest preseasons of Brady's career.
Make room in the AFC East for another Gronkowski. Glenn -- or "Goose," as he's known in the family -- has made the Buffalo Bills' roster.
DENVER (AP) -- A dazzling defense rendered the Denver Broncos' quarterback question a moot point last year. The Super Bowl champs are counting on that being the case again this season.
No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it's anybody's guess who'll be the conference's representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos will try to become the first team to repeat since New England in
The New York Giants and New York Jets clashed in the battle of MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, and the NFC squad got the best of its AFC counterpart, 21-20, in the preseason dress rehearsal...
The New England Patriots and Chicago Bears clashed at Gillette Stadium in preseason action Thursday night, and the AFC title hopefuls bested the NFC North up-and-comers, 23-22, ...
After a disappointing 4-12 season, the Chargers are hoping to make some noise in the AFC West. Can second-year running back Melvin Gordon finally score his first regular-season touchdown?
The Tennessee Titans have been the worst team in the NFL for the past two years. New safety Rashad Johnson believes the AFC South is up for grabs and the Titans could leap to the top.
Andre Johnson has been working out every day since March, making sure he would be ready when an NFL team called for the services of the man with the most catches and yards of anyone still playing. The 13-year veteran jumped on a plane Friday night and flew to Tennessee, making the Titans his third stop
The architect of the defending AFC South champions is sticking with his project. The Houston Texans have extended general manager Rick Smith's contract through 2020.
Brandon Marshall has his QB in the building and apparently is feeling bullish about the new season. So much so that he challenged last season's AFC receiving yards leader to an expensive wager.
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