The moment Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones first made a statement to the NFL, and certainly to AFC West rival Oakland, came in the second quarter of their matchup earlier this season. Up to that point, he was merely a goofy, affable second-round draft pick from Mississippi State rotating among the
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have fired Mike McCoy following a second straight last-place finish in the AFC West and a third straight season out of the playoffs.
The Chiefs' Tyreek Hill was a blur during his punt return touchdown. With the conclusion of the second set of Week 17 games, the six-team seeding for the AFC playoffs has been set. Going into the day, the big question was in the AFC West, where the Oakland Raiders could have finished as high as the
In a game that couldn't have gone much worse, Oakland lost its latest starting quarterback, Matt McGloin, to a shoulder injury, then fell 24-6 on Sunday to Denver, a team with nothing to play for and facing the possible exit of coach Gary Kubiak for health reasons. Combined with Kansas City'
Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye with a 37-27 victory Sunday against the Chargers in perhaps the final NFL game in San Diego. Smith, who went to nearby Helix High in La Mesa, scored on a 5-yard
What totally different experiences the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers could have Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium. Already in the playoffs for the third time in four years, Alex Smith and the Chiefs (11-4) need to beat the Chargers (5-10) and have the Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) will try to put themselves into position to win the AFC West title and earn a first-round bye in the playoffs when they visit the San Diego Chargers (5-10) as solid road favorites Sunday...
The Oakland Raiders (12-3) will try to sweep the Denver Broncos (8-7) and win the AFC West title Sunday as small road underdogs due to the absence of starting quarterback Derek Carr...
There was no shortage of smiles inside the Kansas City locker room after the Chiefs unceremoniously dumped the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos from the AFC playoff picture Sunday night. Earn all the trappings that come with it, too.
The Kansas City Chiefs couldn't resist rubbing a little salt in the Denver Broncos' wound. It wasn't enough that the Chiefs were on their way to a Week 16 win that would keep the reigning Super Bowl champions out of the postseason and a chance to defend their title, wasn't enough that they'd forced
A playoff berth, a commanding victory over a division rival, renewed hope in the AFC West race and a touchdown pass from defensive lineman Dontari Poe—it's safe to say the Kansas City Chiefs had a memorable Christmas...
With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a handoff 70 yards for another score, as
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs are missing top pass rusher Justin Houston and the Broncos are without tight ends Virgil Green and A.J. Derby for their important AFC West showdown on Sunday night.
The Chiefs have a nine-game winning streak against AFC West rivals, and it's a big reason they're 10-4 and contending for the division title.
The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye. ''It's nice to go out there and just concentrate
The Chiefs could have their playoff berth assured before kickoff against the Broncos on Sunday night, provided the Pittsburgh Steelers knock off the Baltimore Ravens earlier in the day. Kansas City would need to beat its bitter AFC West rival to clinch its postseason spot if the Ravens win.
In the span of a few hours Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs went from controlling the AFC West and taking care of a playoff spot to watching the Oakland Raiders take everything instead. The Chiefs, who have already beaten the Raiders twice, were leading Tennessee 17-7 in the second half at frosty, frigid
We'll see you in January. The Patriots and Raiders both clinched playoff berths on Sunday, thanks to wins over faltering AFC West opponents. Here's what else we learned from Week 15.
The Kansas City Chiefs have let their fans down plenty of times in the playoffs through the years. The Chiefs seemed to be in control against the Tennessee Titans at home, and a win Sunday was a good idea in the very competitive AFC West. Reid called a timeout right before Ryan Succop's 53-yard field-goal
Andy Reid has been around long enough to know that focusing on the playoffs with three games left in the regular season is foolish, a trap that can derail a team capable of much bigger things. The Chiefs (10-3), tied atop the AFC West after last week's win over Oakland, are among three teams that
The Denver Broncos aren't unlike last year's Super Bowl-winning squad. The rest of the AFC West is different, though. The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders are making the Broncos look worse than they really are...
Tyreek Hill had yet another breakout game Thursday, helping the Chiefs to a big win over the Raiders. NFL Media's Jeffri Chadiha explains how the rookie is quickly becoming the Chiefs' best weapon.
The Kansas City Chiefs won the battle for supremacy in the AFC West with a 21-13 victory over the first-place Oakland Raiders. "This is a big, big rivalry and we knew it was going to come down to the end like this," said Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In chilly conditions that featured temperatures
Derek Carr and the Raiders experienced an ugly truth Thursday night: they aren't the darlings of the AFC West. Gregg Rosenthal examines what went wrong for Oakland on a frigid night at Arrowhead.
With five minutes remaining in the first half of Thursday's game, the Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be rolling to a rousing victory over the rival Oakland Raiders with first place in the AFC West hanging in the balance in a crucial battle. Linebacker Derrick Johnson went down at that point, slamming
The AFC West standings say the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs are tied at 10-3, but Kansas City seized control of the division Thursday with a 21-13 victory at Arrowhead Stadium...
The Denver Broncos find themselves in catch-up mode in the mighty AFC West, and time is starting to run out for the defending Super Bowl champs to gain ground on Oakland and Kansas City. ''We understand this stretch, where we're at and how well we're going to have to play, but we'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West.
Derek Carr completed just 17 of 41 passes as the Raiders squandered a solid defensive effort and fell into a tie with the Chiefs atop the AFC West.
The Chiefs moved into first place in the AFC West with a 21-13 win over the Raiders Thursday night. Both teams are 10-3, but Kansas City holds the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.
The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3, with a win over Oakland already in their pocket. ''I don't know if you can lump them together,'' Smith said.
The slate in Week 14 starts with a bang as the rarely relevant Thursday Night Football game kicks off the week with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs vying for first place in the AFC West...
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...
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