Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio of the Denver Broncos during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver Colorado. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

AP Source: Jack Del Rio To Be New Raiders Coach

The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days.

01/14/2015

Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio of the Denver Broncos takes the field prior to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Raiders’ Search For New Head Coach May Be Nearing Conclusion

Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.

01/12/2015

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos greets quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos as he warms up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 21, 2014 in Seattle,Washington. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Broncos’ John Fox Out After 4 AFC West Titles, 4 Playoff Nosedives

Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown.

01/12/2015

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Manning’s Future Murky After Another Playoff Disappointment

Peyton Manning hedged on returning next year to play for the Denver Broncos.

01/11/2015

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Carolina Panthers v Seattle Seahawks

Wilson, Chancellor Leads Seattle Past Carolina 31-17

This time Russell Wilson did it with his arm, passing the Seattle Seahawks into the NFC championship game for the second straight year with a big assist from Kam Chancellor.

01/10/2015

Divisional Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

Down 14, Patriots Rally To Defeat Ravens, 35-31

Tom Brady’s third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.

01/10/2015

Wild Card Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers

Joe Flacco Leads Ravens Past Steelers, 30-17, In Pittsburgh

Joe Flacco and the NFL’s playoff road warriors are heading to New England with their swagger — and their pass rush — fully intact.

01/03/2015

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has reportedly interviewed for the head coach position with the Oakland Raiders. (credit:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Newspaper: Raiders Interview Del Rio For Head Coach Post

The Oakland Raiders interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday.

01/03/2015

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Denver Broncos during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Raiders Look To Build Around QB Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.

12/30/2014

Interim head coach Tony Sparano of the Oakland Raiders yells in the first few minutes against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sparano Looks To Keep Raiders Head Coaching Job: ‘This Is My Team’

Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

12/29/2014

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Philip Rivers May Require Back Surgery

Quarterback Philip Rivers says he doesn’t know if he’s going to need surgery on his ailing back now that the Chargers’ season is over.

12/29/2014

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Team Grades: Kansas City Sacks San Diego’s Playoff Hopes

On Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.

12/29/2014

Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel looks to pass while under pressure from San Diego's Dwight Freeney during Kansas City's 19-7 win over the visiting Chargers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chiefs Knock Chargers Out Of Playoff Hunt, 19-7

The Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 19-7 on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere.

12/28/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Corey Liuget

Those are just the games with playoff implications as to which teams get in etc., while several other games will determine final playoff seeds and first-round byes.

12/26/2014

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the visiting Chargers. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wild-Card Hopeful Chargers Will Face Chiefs’ Backup QB Sunday

With a playoff spot on the line, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday.

12/26/2014