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AFC West News and Rumors
ESPN.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
Denver guard Chris Kuper is listed as questionable to play against Kansas City on Sunday. He has missed the past three games with an ankle injury. Denver coach John Fox said, even if Kuper doesn’t play Sunday, he is hopeful for Kuper's return in the plaShare Tweet
yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the most reliable running backs in the NFL, but more than two months after suffering a foot sprain in a game against the Raiders, the Jaguars have finally put MJD on the injured reserve list. While only a week remains in the…Share Tweet
Chargers-Raiders, Five things to watchsignonsandiego.com Dec 28, 2012In the six-year era of A.J. Smith and Norv Turner, the Chargers won three AFC West titles and nearly 60 percent of their games, but they never reached the Super Bowl.Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.Share TweetCam Newton has made multiple donations to the Human Fund this week. Along with his previously reported $21,000 fine for bumping referee Jerome Boger, Newton has also been fined another $10,000 for his actions in last week’s game against the Raiders. TheShare Tweet
Final Word: AFC WestESPN.com Dec 28, 2012Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Broncos are dominating: The Broncos enter Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Chiefs as the NFL’s hottest team. The Broncos are 12-3 and have won 10 straight games, which is a current NFL high. The BroncShare TweetCNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a good pass rush. And with DeMarcus Ware dinged up, the Cowboys' playoff hopes could come down to Tony Romo, writes Peter King.Share Tweet
Matt Leinart: I deserve to startThe Raiders haven’t named their starting quarterback for Sunday’s finale against the Chargers, but one of the candidates believes that he’s deserving of the starting job. While Matt Leinart says he’d be supportive of Terrelle Pryor in the event thShare Tweet
Mike Shanahan: No one in NFL history has played at RG3”²s levelRedskins coach Mike Shanahan was the head coach of a Broncos team that had a Hall of Fame quarterback in John Elway, and he was the offensive coordinator of a 49ers team that had two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Joe Montana and Steve Young. But Shanahan…Share TweetBrowns receiver and return man Josh Cribbs becomes a free agent this offseason, and he sounds like he could use a fresh start. Although Cribbs says he’d like to remain in Cleveland, he also lashed out at Browns fans on Twitter after Sunday’s loss to tShare Tweet
One guy to watch: One player to watch from each AFC West team in We…ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012One player to watch from each AFC West team in Week 17: Denver Broncos, linebacker, Keith Brooking: Brooking has been one of the more under-appreciated additions in the division. He was signed before the season at the age of 37 and was simply expected t…Share Tweet
NFL32OT: RG III Best Of The Best?Dec 28Episode 240: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Redskins coach Mike Shanahan comments on RG III. Steve Young breaks down which quarter in the AFC needs home field advantage the most. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.
Week 16: FedEx Air and Ground winnersDec 28Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws for nearly 350 yards and three touchdowns, while Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs for over 200 yards and a touchdown.
'Playbook': Houston Texans or Denver Broncos?Dec 28Do the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos have a better chance of success in the playoffs? Our experts explain why one of the two teams is the most dangerous team in the NFL right now.
'Playbook': Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver BroncosDec 28The "Playbook" gang talks about Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno emerging as a force in the Broncos' backfield and explains why the Kansas City Chiefs struggle against opponents in the AFC.
Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17Dec 28In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL recordsDec 28Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picksDec 28The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.