This is the November 23, 2012 news archive. View today's AFC West rumors and news.

AFC West News and Rumors

Chargers' Gaither on IR; played just 4 games

Chargers' Gaither on IR; played just 4 games

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 23, 2012
The San Diego Chargers have placed left tackle Jared Gaither on injured reserve, ending an unproductive season for a player expected to shore up a shaky offensive line.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • AFC West prediction videos

    AFC West prediction videos

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Our ESPN Week 12 AFC West prediction videos are here: Oakland at Cincinnati Denver at Kansas City Baltimore at San Diego What do you think? Fill up the comment section below with your thoughts.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • K.C.'s McCluster delivers turkeys, gets scolding

    K.C.'s McCluster delivers turkeys, gets scolding

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Even while giving away free turkeys, the Kansas City Chiefs cannot escape the wrath of their suffering fans.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Left tackle woes continue for Chargers

    Left tackle woes continue for Chargers

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Once upon a time, left tackle was a position of strength and stability for the San Diego Chargers. That is no longer the case. For the second straight season, the Chargers have seen their left tackle have his season end because of an injury. San Diego p…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Branden Albert likely won't face Denver

    Branden Albert likely won't face Denver

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    It appears two of the Kansas City Chiefs' three injured starting offensive linemen have a chance to play Sunday against visiting Denver. Center Ryan Lilja (knee) and guard Jon Asamoah (thumb) are questionable to play in the game. They both missed last w…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Q…

    The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Nov 23, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Raiders to be without McFadden again

    Raiders to be without McFadden again

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    A tough season for Oakland running back Darren McFadden continues to get more difficult. As expected, McFadden has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. It will be the third straight game McFadden will miss because of a high ankle sprain. McFa
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Chiefs Receiver Delivers Thanksgiving Meal To Old Lady. Old Lad…

    Chiefs Receiver Delivers Thanksgiving Meal To Old Lady. Old Lady Reminds Him How Much The Chiefs Suck.

    deadspin.com Nov 23, 2012
    For the last 20 years or so, Chiefs players have spent part of their Thanksgiving holidays personally delivering meals to needy residents in the Kansas City area. It goes without saying that it's a noble gesture-the players get to give something to the
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Carson Palmer’s return vs. Bengals blacked out in Cincinnati

    Carson Palmer’s return vs. Bengals blacked out in Cincinnati

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    So much for attendance increasing and blackouts declining in the NFL. Although the NFL boasted early this month about blackouts being on the decline, three of Sunday’s games will be blacked out in their local TV markets. We’ve already noted that the C
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Final Word: AFC West

    Final Word: AFC West

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Chiefs need to harass Manning: Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said earlier this week his team needs to play perfect to beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday. That means the Chiefs, who have a solid pass rush,…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Saints look to pay back 49ers for playoff loss

    Saints look to pay back 49ers for playoff loss

    CNNSI.com Nov 23, 2012
    Saints have momentum, and revenge, in mind vs. the 49ers.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Patience is the prescription in Oakland

    Patience is the prescription in Oakland

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders have done a good job of becoming a modern NFL franchise in the past year. They must continue that trend, and that means owner Mark Davis needs to continue to stay in the background and allow the men he chose to run the football opera…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Week 12 stats to know

    Week 12 stats to know

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    A key statistic, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information, for each AFC West team heading into Week 12: Denver Quarterback Peyton Manning, 36, is on pace to have the most yards, touchdown passes and have the highest completion percentage of any quarterb…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Tracy Porter cleared to play for Broncos

    Tracy Porter cleared to play for Broncos

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter has been cleared for game action and could make his first appearance in six weeks against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Porter has missed the Broncos’ last fives games after being sidelined due to experiencing
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - 'Playbook': Broncos vs. Chiefs 04:11

    'Playbook': Broncos vs. Chiefs

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew explains why the Denver Broncos receivers will be able to get open and make big plays against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers 03:56

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers

    Nov 23
    Can San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers avoid throwing interceptions and take advantage of a banged up Ravens secondary? Our experts discuss which team will prevail on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals 03:45

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew debates whether the Oakland Raiders will be able to avoid mistakes against the Cincinnati Bengals and if the Bengals ground game can get going on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty that cost L…

    Nov 23
    This column is traditionally a look ahead to a good story angle in a Sunday or Monday game, but this week I'm throwing a changeup. I want to look at a dumb rule that needs to be changed. You know it, I know it, the league knows it ... and there's little…