AFC Articles

Blake Bortles
Set your alarm clocks, folks. In an effort to expand NFL dominance to a global level, The Shield is giving its American fans a wake-up call. An 9:30 a.m. (ET) one to be exact.   This year’s NFL International Series Game, the 10th...
Jake Rose
24 min ago
Jeremy Hill
It hasn’t been a great start to the 2016 season for the Miami Dolphins. After losing their first two games on the road to the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, the Dolphins barely squeaked out a 30-24 victory over the Cleveland...
Antwan Staley
1 day ago
Andy Reid
The Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the New York Jets in a Week 3 matchup that could very well loom large in the AFC playoff picture down the road. The Chiefs are coming off of a heart-breaking 19-12 loss to the Texans. While the Jets were...
Rob McVey
5 days ago
Alex Smith
The Kansas City Chiefs found a home away from home in NRG Stadium during the 2015-16 season, knocking off the host Texans in Week 1, and again during in the AFC Wild Card Game, running Houston out of its own building, 30-0.   But this Texans...
Jake Rose
1 week ago
Antonio Brown
The AFC North is always one of the more competitive division races in the NFL and the three main contenders for the title in 2016 all got off to a very good 1-0 start in Week 1. Things will move into overdrive for the second week of the...
Bryan Fischer
1 week ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
The NFL season is less than a week old, and already the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills have to be feeling a little like their backs are against the wall. Both lost in Week 1, then had to watch nemesis New England escape with a win Sunday night...
John Gworek
2 weeks ago
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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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