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
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.
With Ken Whisenhunt back in San Diego, will Philip Rivers repeat his monstrous 2013 campaign? Conor Orr breaks down training camp storylines, including another offensive talent -- Melvin Gordon.
It might not be playoffs or bust in Jacksonville, but losing double-digit games is no longer acceptable. The Jaguars spent the last four years rebuilding the roster, growing it mostly through the draft, and then supplemented the makeover by spending more than $350 million (nearly $150 million guaranteed
Last year, there wasn't a bigger surprise in the AFC at quarterback than Jacksonville's Blake Bortles . Bortles entered his second season as even money to lose his starting job at some point...
Brady's decision to end his appeals of the four-game suspension won't dramatically impact his historical standing nor the Patriots' quest to win another AFC East title, Ian O'Connor writes.
Are the Patriots bound for another AFC East crown? Will the Panthers win a fourth straight NFC South title? Our NFL Nation reporters give their picks for the division winners.
Which player is poised to show even more potential in each division this season? NFL reporters give their picks, which include a unanimous selection in the AFC South.
Our panel looks at which units in the AFC East will improve most in 2016-17, including a Bills defense that couldn't live up to expectations.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is respected around the division, but that won't buy him another year unless his team posts a winning record in 2016.
This offseason, Greg Cosell and Frank Schwab will explore key questions for each of the 32 NFL teams in "The Shutdown" podcast, going team-by-team for each division over eight episodes. Links to previous division preview podcasts are at the end of this post. The final division-by-division podcast is the AFC West, which includes the Denver Broncos, the defending Super Bowl champions who will loo...
Is Brock Osweiler enough of a known quantity that Houston will be able to avoid the growing pains that come with young quarterbacks?
The Texans' offense got much faster in the offseason, but will the addition of faster skill position players solve their offensive woes?
The AFC South was supposed to be won by the Colts in a landslide last season, but that didn't happen. And going into 2016, the division seems to have gotten better.
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