AFC Articles

Demaryius Thomas
Von Miller remains the face of the Denver Broncos. Like most of the team’s best players, he is a wrecking ball on defense. The Broncos make quarterbacks’ lives miserable, either through Miller’s pass rush or the clingy coverage...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Philip Rivers
After years of posturing and threats, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on San Diego after 56 seasons and moved to the Los Angeles area because voters said no to a large subsidy to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. They leave behind what had...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
T.Y. Hilton
As quarterback Andrew Luck mends from offseason shoulder surgery, his Indianapolis Colts have undergone sweeping changes in an effort to cure what has ailed a team that finished 8–8 and out of the playoffs the past two seasons —...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Blake Bortles
There is a new sheriff prowling the halls of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ facility, and it is the same man who helped lead the franchise into the NFL more than two decades ago and to the cusp of the Super Bowl after the 1996 and ’99...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Derek Carr
The AFC West saw some roles reversed in 2016. Super Bowl 50 champion Denver missed the playoffs, falling a game short of a wild card berth. But Kansas City and Oakland both made the playoffs with 12-4 records, with the Chiefs taking the...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Tyrod Taylor
The Buffalo Bills haven’t been to the NFL playoffs for 17 consecutive seasons, the longest active postseason drought in North American professional sports. So why should 2017 be the season this dubious streak is snapped? Because maybe the...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
DeMarco Murray and Marcus Mariota
The AFC South is arguably the most wide-open division in the NFL right now. Houston and Tennessee tied for the division lead at 9-7 last season, with the Texans winning the tiebreaker and making the playoffs over the rising Titans.   The...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Ben Roethlisberger
After starting the season 4-5, Pittsburgh caught fire in the middle of November and won its final seven regular season games to capture the AFC North title. With its trio of Killer Bs (Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell, Antonio Brown) leading the way...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Todd Bowles
A year ago, the Jets entered the 2016 season with lofty expectations and high hopes, after they had won 10 games in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. They dreamed of making the playoffs for the first time since 2010.    Things...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Tom Brady
Thanks to an epic comeback in Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady enters the 2017 season with an entire hand's worth of Super Bowl rings, breaking a tie with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most championships by a quarterback. With Brady back...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jay Ajayi
Long-time Miami fans know all about one-year NFL wonders — those teams that overachieve one season only to fall back the next. That’s because the 2008 Dolphins fall in that category, plummeting from an 11–5 record and playoff...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Khalil Mack
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Alex Smith
In Andy Reid the Chiefs trust. Kansas City has reached the playoffs in three of four seasons since hiring Reid as head coach — a remarkable turnaround after four postseason appearances in the 17 previous seasons. General manager John Dorsey...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Lamar Miller
In Bill O’Brien’s first three seasons, the Texans have been amazingly consistent — three consecutive 9–7 records, including the last two AFC South titles and a playoff victory last year. And they have closed each season...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
DeMarco Murray
The Tennessee Titans made great strides in 2016, tripling their win total from a paltry three in 2015 to nine a year ago and very nearly earning the club’s first playoff berth since 2008. Now, as they enter 2017, the Titans appear poised to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The Steelers have been to more Super Bowls than almost any other team in the NFL. The standard for greatness in Pittsburgh, needless to say, is high.   So is it fair to use the term “drought” when it comes to the Steelers and...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Andy Dalton
The Bengals’ recent struggles in the postseason overshadowed the fact that this was one of the NFL’s most consistent franchises from 2011-15. The team reached the playoffs in each of those seasons and won at least 10 games four times...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Terrell Suggs
When Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti spoke to reporters shortly after a disappointing 2016 season ended, he backed longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome, head coach John Harbaugh and franchise quarterback Joe Flacco.   But Bisciotti noted:...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Isaiah Crowell
The Browns bottomed out last season, going 1-15 and again failing to answer their lingering quarterback question. But the case could be made that the team’s 2016 teardown was a necessary step. Also, it’s difficult to be much worse in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
For a Patriots team that had just completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, complacency did not set in. Not even a little bit.   If anything, the Pats and coach Bill Belichick ratcheted up the offseason intensity with a flurry...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
New England Patriots Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for New England Patriots fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the New England...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Buffalo Bills Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Buffalo Bills fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team—the Buffalo Bills...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Miami Dolphins fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Miami Dolphins...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
New York Jets Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for New York Jets fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the New York Jets...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Houston Texans Fantasy Football Team Names
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} What are the best fantasy football team names for Houston...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago

Pages