AFC Articles

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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago
Brandon Marshall
The wait continues for Jets fans, who saw their team miss the playoffs last season by losing the regular-season finale in Buffalo. It was a torturous loss for the Jets, falling to their former coach, Rex Ryan. And in some ways, it spoiled many of...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Once upon a time, many draft experts expected Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to be selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. After some controversy and more character-related concerns surfaced prior to the start of draft,...
Antwan Staley
10 months ago
Myles Jack
The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the most intriguing NFL teams to keep an eye on in 2016. Despite the team's 5-11 record a season ago, there's a lot of optimism in Jacksonville, mainly because of their offense led by quarterback Blake...
Antwan Staley
10 months ago
Darron Lee
After a disappointing 6-10 showing in 2015 despite making several big moves, the Miami Dolphins could use a lot of help in a number of areas. That's one of the reasons new head coach Adam Gase decided to swap first-round draft picks with the...
Antwan Staley
10 months ago
Vernon Hargreaves III
It isn't often that an NFL team that finishes 7-9 and doesn't make the playoffs is the talk of the offseason, but the Oakland Raiders have been in the news a lot lately. Oakland has been one of the most active teams in free agency,...
Antwan Staley
10 months ago
Von Miller
Before the NFL starts its new league year on March 9, each team will have tough decisions to make on a number of players. For some teams, it is deciding on if a particular free agent fits their roster. For others, it is deciding whether or not to...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Tom Brady
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos meet for the second time in three years in the AFC Championship Game with the winner moving on to Super Bowl 50! While this will be the 17th time Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced off, the...
Mike Dussault
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
It is becoming increasingly difficult to determine if Sunday evening’s AFC Divisional playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-6) and Denver Broncos (12-4) is a football game or hospital drama. Much like the Broncos on Dec. 20...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
The NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs is here with the second-seeded New England Patriots welcoming the fifth-seeded Kansas City Chiefs for the right to go to the AFC Championship Game! The Chiefs hammered the Patriots last season 41-14 on...
Mike Dussault
1 year ago
On Saturday, the Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to fill their head coaching vacancy this offseason. The team officially named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as the 12th head coach in franchise history. Gase will replace Joe...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
The Saturday prime time AFC Wild Card playoff game features the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, presumably for television to take advantage of the Steelers’ national following. But you’ll excuse these teams if they’d...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
Justin Houston
How in the world did two teams that started their seasons 2-5 and 1-5 make it to the AFC Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs? I’ll tell you how in two words: coaching and defense. The coaching jobs that the Texans’ Bill O’Brien...
Jake Rose
1 year ago
Chip Kelly
In late April, the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second pick in the NFL Draft. Ken Whisenhunt got to coach Mariota for less than half of a season, as he was shown the door after the team started 1-6. Mike...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Mike Shanahan
Now that the 2015 NFL regular season is officially over for the Miami Dolphins, the real fun begins. While interim head coach Dan Campbell will interview to be the permanent head coach according to owner Stephen Ross, he isn’t expected...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Alex Smith
The Kansas City Chiefs' 2015 season has been a tale of two different stretches. After a 1-5 start, the Chiefs appeared to be a shoe-in for a top-five pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but things have changed drastically since then. Since Oct...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
What makes a rivalry – competition or geography? While the easy answer is “both,” the 128th meeting of the “Turnpike Rivalry” would indicate the answer is geography. Because while Browns-Steelers games haven...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
This time last season, the writing was on the wall for Rex Ryan: he wouldn't be returning as the head coach of the New York Jets in 2015. His replacement, former Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, had been working his...
Jake Rose
1 year ago

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