AFC West

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction

AFC North rivals looking to bounce back from upset losses
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction

One week can make a big difference early in an NFL season. Seven days ago, the Steelers and Ravens looked like the class of the AFC North, as usual. Both were 2–0 and hadn’t even trailed in a game up until that point.

Sunday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

Derek Carr and the Raiders take on the Redskins on "Sunday Night Football"
Sunday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

For the first time since 2002, the Oakland Raiders have begun the season 2-0. Last week, the Raiders destroyed the New York Jets 45-20 in their home opener. This week, the Raiders will be on the road in front of a national television audience as they will take on the Washington Redskins.

 

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Preview and Prediction

Even in L.A., Chargers have familiar look
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Preview and Prediction

Much has changed since last season for the Chargers: They have new home in Los Angeles, a new coaching staff led by first-time head coach Anthony Lynn, and they have not (yet) been ravaged by injuries as they were in 2016.

 

Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

Broncos host the Chargers in an AFC West matchup featuring a pair of first-year head coaches
Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

In the second of two Monday night games to open the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Chargers pay a visit to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for an AFC West matchup against the Denver Broncos.

 

Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

Khalil Mack and the Raiders are poised to make it back-to-back playoff appearances
Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

The Raiders finished above .500 and returned to the playoffs last year for the first time since 2002, but their season ended on a sour note — and their offseason set the stage for a second messy divorce with Oakland and a planned move to Las Vegas in 2020. 

5 Ways to Improve the National Football League

The NFL needs to make changes to how it schedules games and seeds playoff teams. Are you listening Commissioner?
5 Ways to Improve the National Football League

Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason should be changed. I offer five proposals for changes and explanations for why they are essential.

 

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