AFC Articles

Last year, I went out on a limb and picked the Colts to win the AFC South. Andrew Luck got hurt and that became almost impossible. The Texans won the division and proceeded to make several changes to their offense. The Jaguars and Titans will be...
Matt Josephs
22 hours ago
The AFC North is always one of the most intriguing divisions in the NFL. We do know the Browns will be one of the worst teams while the Ravens have to have better luck when it comes to injuries. Still, once again, this is going to be a race between...
Matt Josephs
1 day ago
Jimmy Garoppolo
It's getting repetitive talking about the New England Patriots and their chances of winning the AFC East. Things go wrong for this team, yet you can count on them to win the division. They'll have to do without Tom Brady for the first four...
Matt Josephs
1 week ago
This is not the same Denver team that won Super Bowl 50, but the Broncos’ defense should still be among the NFL’s best. Even with the questions on offense, particularly at quarterback, there’s no reason to not consider Gary Kubiak...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
How often is it in today’s NFL landscape that a team isn’t sure about a quarterback after playing four years in the league?   That is the case with the Miami Dolphins as Ryan Tannehill is entering his fifth season, but there are...
Antwan Staley
1 week ago
Houston is the reigning AFC South champion and could be even more dangerous on offense this season after adding quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller in free agency. Indianapolis is banking on a bounce-back year from Andrew Luck...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Cincinnati won the AFC North for the second time in three years last season, but lost in the Wild Card Round for the fifth straight season. The Bengals will try once again to get over that hump this season, but will face a stiff test from the...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Tom Brady
It was business as usual in the AFC East last season, as New England won its seventh straight division title on its way to playing in a fifth straight conference championship game. Should we expect anything different this year? Perhaps since it...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Khalil Mack
The Oakland Raiders made a lot of buzz during the NFL offseason after spending aggressively in free agency. The team signed both cornerback Sean Smith and linebacker Bruce Irvin to four-year contracts, while also adding offensive lineman Kelechi...
Antwan Staley
2 weeks ago
Believe it or not, the Miami Dolphins have not qualified for the playoffs since 2008. The same Dolphins franchise that consistently made the postseason under former legendary head coach Don Shula in the 1970s through the mid-90s.   If the...
Antwan Staley
3 weeks ago
Von Miller
Talk about your seismic shifts. In the span of barely a month, the Broncos went from champagne-soaked, confetti-covered Super Bowl champions to just another NFL team in desperate search of a quarterback.   Peyton Manning took his ball and...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Alex Smith
Kansas City closed 2015 on a team-record 10-game winning streak after a 1-5 start. The positive vibes even continued into the franchise’s least favorite month — January — with a 30-0 demolition of the Houston Texans during Wild...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Derek Carr
Coach Jack Del Rio took over a Raiders team last year that was coming off a 3–13 season and more than doubled that win total, finishing 7–9. The Raiders haven’t made the playoffs or finished above .500 since 2002 when they...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Philip Rivers
After the ugliness of the Chargers’ attempted move to Los Angeles, 2016 will be the most pivotal year in franchise history. After agreeing to stay in San Diego at least one more year rather than join the Rams in L.A., the Chargers are...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
J.J. Watt
Overcoming a 2–5 start, finishing 9-7 and winning the AFC South was not enough for the Texans in Bill O’Brien’s second season. Getting embarrassed by Kansas City 30-0 at home in the AFC Wild Card game convinced O’Brien and...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Andrew Luck
Somehow, after so much fell apart amid Super Bowl expectations and the Indianapolis Colts were reduced to an 8–8 underachiever that missed the playoffs, the three men most responsible for the team’s fate returned even more resolute...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Blake Bortles
A less patient owner would have cleaned house after the Jaguars lost five of their last six games. They didn’t protect the quarterback, didn’t run the football, didn’t rush the passer and didn’t create turnovers. But Shad...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Marcus Mariota
The Tennessee Titans are rebuilding. That’s not exactly a revelation, since they have seemingly been rebuilding now for at least five years, trying to find the right combination of coach, general manager and quarterback. After multiple...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
John Harbaugh
The Ravens followed an uncharacteristic 5-11 season, the first losing campaign in John Harbaugh’s eight-year tenure, with an equally unusual offseason. Normally content to mostly sit out free agency, the Ravens were aggressive in March,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Andy Dalton
Marvin Lewis has been the most successful coach in Cincinnati Bengals history by most measures. He’s coached the team longer than anyone, including founding father Paul Brown. He’s won more games (112) than any coach in franchise...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Ben Roethlisberger
There are two ways to look at the Steelers’ 2015 season, and coach Mike Tomlin prefers the less sympathetic version.   On one hand, the Steelers could take solace in the fact that they finished 10–6 and sent Cincinnati out the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Isaiah Crowell
The Browns are starting over — again — and still have more questions than answers across their depth chart. New coach Hue Jackson will call his own plays and hand-picked his first quarterback, Robert Griffin III, who was released by...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Ryan Tannehill
Regroup and reboot. That’s been the annual ritual at the Davie headquarters for more than two decades, since the Dolphins’ last appearance in an AFC Championship Game. They haven’t even appeared in the postseason since 2008....
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Rex Ryan
If coach Dabo Swinney’s “All In’’ slogan can help get Clemson to the national title game, maybe it will get the Buffalo Bills to the NFL playoffs.   After a league-high 16 consecutive seasons of failing to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Bill Belichick
The drama of last season ended in bitter disappointment for the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in Denver, a loss that hit the team as hard as any in recent years. Now, as the Patriots prepare to take the next step and chase the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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