Week 14 boasts matchups with profound playoff implications, beginning with the Chiefs and Raiders battling Thursday for the top spot in the AFC West.
Top spot in the AFC West will be on the line Thursday night as the Oakland Raiders travel to Kansas City to battle the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium...
By just about any measure, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had as good of an offseason as anyone. Kelce had eight catches for a career-best 140 yards in Sunday's win over Atlanta, which allowed Kansas City to remain a game behind Oakland in the AFC West. It was the former third-round pick's third
The NFL 's Week 14 features a slate of juicy matchups , beginning on Thursday Night Football as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders in a battle for AFC West supremacy...
Having a short week of preparation for the Raiders in a crucial game for AFC West and playoff stakes has the Chiefs supercharging their preparation.
The AFC is generally conceded to be ruled by the New England Patriots, but the AFC West has not gotten that memo. The Oakland Raiders are in first place in the division with a 10-2 record, and that matches the Patriots' record in the AFC East...
The Raiders are in complete command of the AFC West, two games ahead of the 8-4 Chiefs, three ahead of the 7-5 Broncos, who are scrambling just to earn a Wild Card bid. The Steelers sit all alone atop the AFC North...
The Oakland Raiders will have little time to prepare for their biggest game in 14 years. The Raiders (10-2) didn't get much of a chance to savor their sixth straight victory before turning their attention Monday to an AFC West showdown against the Chiefs (9-3) on Thursday night in Kansas City.
As the Raiders and Chiefs prepare to square off Thursday, it's worth noting there's a chance the AFC West could end up being the league's best division since 2002. Here are Week 13's lessons.
After their 29-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs stand at 9-3 on the season, one game behind the surprising Oakland Raiders in the AFC West and a game ahead of the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos...
The Raiders looked flat and disinterested Sunday before they shook it off, and shook off the Bills. Now they look ahead to a big AFC West matchup.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the first-place Atlanta Falcons to add even more shine to their upcoming battle for first place in the AFC West. A big game against the Raiders is coming in only four days, but for Eric Berry it will be tough to top the big-game feel of the Chiefs' 29-28 win over the
A low-scoring, defensive affair turned out in favor of the Denver Broncos, which triumphed over the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10 to stay in the thick of the AFC West race. Here's what we learned.
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 Kansas City Chiefs, in pursuit of their fifth straight road victory, try to keep the heat on in the AFC West as they take on the NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons.
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 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
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.
The AFC West is a heavyweight battle, and the head-to-head games between the contenders will likely serve as the decisive blows...
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.
Who would have thought that a game between the 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs and 7-3 Denver Broncos is probably for second place in the AFC West? The Oakland Raiders lead the AFC West by a game, at 8-2, although they face a tricky game this week against the Carolina Panthers. The AFC West is loaded.
The AFC West has become the NFL 's best division in 2016. Three of the division's four teams sit at 7-3 or better...
NBC was facing an awful Sunday night game between the Patriots and Jets before the NFL stepped in and flexed the Chiefs-Broncos AFC West matchup to prime time. Both teams enter the game in Denver at 7-3. The Broncos, coming off a bye, had won seven in a row in the series that dates back to when the
Alex Smith was the darling of Kansas City just a few weeks ago, when the quarterback who seems to never make any major mistakes had the Chiefs rolling to the top of the AFC West. Smith has struggled in his two games back from a head injury sustained in Indianapolis, including a lousy performance last
The Raiders are now in sole possession of first place in the AFC West after a controversial 27-20 win over the Texans
The Kansas City Chiefs felt on top of the world a week ago, when they were coming off a narrow win at Carolina - mostly because they were suddenly on top of the AFC West. The Chiefs settled for a chip-shot field goal by Cairo Santos on their first trip, then Alex Smith threw an interception that spoiled
If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to emerge from the three-card monte that is the AFC West, they're going to have to avoid two things: losing to teams below them and missing on chances to score points. The Chiefs inexplicably blew a chance to push the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, playing later
The Kansas City Chiefs are the model of consistency in 2016, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are anything but. The Chiefs are tied for first in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders, and they have won their last five games in a row...
The Raiders entered the bye feeling comfortable and were even more so late Sunday until rivals Kansas City and Denver pulled out stunning comebacks.
The fall for the Oakland Raiders was rapid: AFC West champions in 2002 to a four-win season the following year. Thanks the plans of general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Jack Del Rio, and a young core led by Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. Fresh off a victory over the defending Super
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to draw even with the idle Oakland Raiders atop the AFC West standings when they visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Chiefs are riding a four-game straight-up winning streak, including two victories on the road..
Oakland is off to its best start since 2001 and has the outright lead in the AFC West. How did the Raiders make such a dramatic turnaround?
Fresh off a 30-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos that left them all alone in first in the AFC West, the Raiders now get the chance to rest up a bit before the stretch run of a season they hope will include playoff games for the first time since 2002. After building a strong
With an anemic offense and a depleted defense, the reigning Super Bowl champs find themselves in a peculiar position: looking up at both Oakland and Kansas City in the AFC West. The Broncos' 6-3 record would be good enough to lead five other NFL divisions. Talib said he was feeling better, but
Sunday's Night's AFC West showdown between the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos and upstart Oakland Raiders was an entertaining game, a 30-20 win for the Raiders, who now lead the division. Or at least not as many people as would usually watch the NFL's Sunday night showcase. Raiders-Broncos
Oakland, one of the hottest teams in the league and the leader of the AFC West with a 7-2 record, has elbowed its way into the top five in this week's rankings.
The Oakland Raiders shoved the AFC West bully into a cramped locker in front of the world on Sunday. NFL leagues offices decided to match the Raiders with the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in a prime-time slot...
In a highly anticipated showdown for AFC West supremacy, Latavius Murray and the Raiders stuck it to the vaunted Broncos defense. Michael Silver looks at how Oakland pulled it off.
With leading rusher C.J. Anderson sidelined by a knee injury, the Denver Broncos struggled to get off the ground in their AFC West showdown against the Oakland Raiders. Rookie Devontae Booker was bottled up from the start and Denver ended up abandoning the run in a 30-20 loss to the Raiders on Sunday
For the past few years, the Oakland Raiders have been building a team they hoped could thrive on the big stage. Latavius Murray ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns and the Raiders showed they were ready for prime time, beating the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 30-20. ''We&
It was only one win, but the Oakland Raiders' 30-20 victory over the Denver Broncos felt like more than that on Sunday night. It felt like a shift in the balance of power in the AFC West...
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