AFC West News and Rumors
SAN DIEGO -- A few takeaways from the San Diego Chargers' locker room after the team's 30-21 victory against the Seattle Seahawks: Keenan Allen discussed going against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers did not …Upvote Share Tweet
Charles Woodson on Raiders after defeat to Houston: “We suck”profootballtalk.com 54 minutes agoIn their home opener Sunday vs. Houston, the Raiders committed four turnovers and didn’t score their first points until the fourth quarter in a 30-14 loss. And afterwards, veteran safety Charles Woodson gave an unflattering assessment of Oakland’s perfo…Upvote Share Tweet
John Fox: 'There are no cupcakes'DENVER – Observed and heard in the Broncos' locker room after their win 24-17 over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday: The Broncos were left to explain what was on, at least some levels, an unsightly win. And while the scrappy, not-so-pretty wins were celebr…Upvote Share TweetTerrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Broncos' 24-17 win over the scrappy Chiefs.Upvote Share TweetDefending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks experienced a surprise 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers while Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to a second win with a 24-17 triumph over Kansas City on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Reid: Chiefs to stay with struggling kickerDENVER -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs' 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos: Santos to stay: Coach Andy Reid said the Chiefs would stay with struggling rookie kicker Cairo Santos. He missed a 37-yard field goal attempt…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders' Charles Woodson: “I'm embarrassed"OAKLAND -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans: Safety Charles Woodson didn’t mince words Sunday after the lopsided loss in the home opener: “We suck. … I’m embarrassed.” The locker room was …Upvote Share TweetFor the fifth straight season, the Texans are off to a 2-0 start. Led by an opportunistic defense, efficient play from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and strong output from tailback Arian Foster, the Texans rolled to a 30-14 victory Sunday in Oakland. The…Upvote Share TweetAntonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Slinging Rivers, ageless Gates propel Chargers to stun Seahawksyahoo.com 2 hours agoThe San Diego Chargers are just following last season's script: Blown-lead loss in Week 1, followed by stunning upset in Week 2. Last season, the Chargers blew a 28-7 second-half home lead to the Houston Texans in Week 1 and pulled a last-second shocker…Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning, insanely competitive, chews out Julius Thomasyahoo.com 3 hours agoThe stories of Peyton Manning's preparation for each and every game are legendary, and so too are the expectations he has for his receivers. It's no surprise, then, that even one of the NFL's leading scorers, Julius Thomas, might find himself on the bus…Upvote Share TweetRyan Mathews suffered a right knee injury and was carted off of the field against the Seahawks, putting his season in jeopardy.Upvote Share Tweet
Philip Rivers's Helmet Pays Tribute To The Only Center He's Ever Knowndeadspin.com 3 hours agoIf you're wondering about the No. 61 on the back of Philip Rivers's helmet today—and a surprising number of you are—know that the Chargers QB didn't grab the wrong helmet; it's a tribute to Rivers's center for the last decade, who may never play another…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoTwo of the Chiefs’ best players are out for the rest of today’s game in Denver. Kansas City has confirmed that both safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles have left the game with ankle injuries. The Chiefs have had bad luck with injuries alre…Upvote Share Tweet
Chargers take 20-14 lead into halftimeprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThe Chargers said they weren’t going to play scared of the Seahawks defense this weekend and they’ve proven to be true to their word. Philip Rivers led the Chargers to scores the first four times the team had the ball by throwing the ball all over the f…Upvote Share Tweet
Agreement on drug policy expected Monday, final documents in 7-10 daysprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoOn Friday, the NFLPA accepted the NFL’s term sheet for a new drug policy. But that wasn’t enough to get suspended players like Broncos receiver Wes Welker back to work. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, an agreement sufficient to allow the s…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 6 hours agoOAKLAND -- As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be without two starters Sunday against the Houston Texans. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and middle linebacker Nick Roach are inactive for the game. Both players were listed as questionable on the injur…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Double Check: Super ChargersSep 14Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays that helped the Chargers beat the Seahawks.
Sunday Blitz: Seahawks-Chargers RecapSep 14Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Chargers' 30-21 win over the Seahawks.
Sunday Blitz: Texans-Raiders RecapSep 14Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Texans' 30-14 win over the Raiders.
Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Broncos RecapSep 14Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 24-17 win over the Chiefs.
The Game Goes OnSep 12Obviously, it’s a different week. And I didn’t want to write the usual column in the wake of scandal and shame. Instead, The MMQB dispatched staffer Jenny Vrentas to Baltimore to cover the first post-Ray Rice game for the franchise—but not to cover foot…
Injuries will affect Week 2 passing attacks -- John Clayton's First and Go…Sep 11John Clayton's First and Goal: Completion percentages could fall or spike due to spate of injuries at OL, CB
Goodell Under SiegeSep 11NEW YORK — The Ray Rice tornado has been swirling for three days now, and the twists and turns have been fast and furious. Have you ever seen a story go so frenetic in three days? As Wednesday evening began, one NFL owner told me he didn’t think NFL com…
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