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.
Joe Flacco and the NFL’s playoff road warriors are heading to New England with their swagger — and their pass rush — fully intact.
The Oakland Raiders interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday.
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.
Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of all the lessons Derek Carr has learned in his first NFL season, having a strong relationship with the offensive line has been maybe the most important.
The Chargers completed another improbable road comeback last week when they outlasted the 49ers and if they win here, they get into the postseason.
Going into Sunday’s second meeting of the season between the long-time AFL rivals (Kansas City won earlier this season 23-20), the stakes could not be any higher.
After a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.
With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn’t manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.