AFC West

Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans waits on the field before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Broncos Finalizing 4-Year Deal With Gary Kubiak As Head Coach

Denver Broncos GM John Elway is hashing out a four-year contract with Gary Kubiak to become the team’s head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

01/18/2015

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

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Patriots Shouldn’t Underestimate Improved Colts

New England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.

01/14/2015

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Patriots Opponent Profile: Luck Gets Another Shot At Brady

Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.

01/13/2015

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

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Patriots Team Grades: Big Plays Overcome Shortcomings In Win Over Ravens

A resilient New England team did what was necessary to beat Baltimore.

01/11/2015

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Here We Go Again: Patriots Face Ravens In AFC Playoffs

New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.

01/04/2015

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

Strong safety Brandian Ross #29 of the Oakland Raiders looks up after saying a prayer in the end zone before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Raiders’ 3-13 Season Closes With Big 47-14 Loss To Broncos

Charles Woodson is 38 and beat up from a long season. Still, he hopes to return for an 18th season — if the Oakland Raiders will have him, of course.

12/28/2014

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Win and They’re In: Chargers Have 1 Day To Prepare For Chiefs’ New QB

The San Diego Chargers simplified their road to a playoff berth with an improbable comeback victory. The Kansas City Chiefs’ path to the postseason is much more complex – and unlikely. San Diego looks to clinch its spot Sunday with a win, while Kansas City needs a victory and lots of help elsewhere.

12/26/2014

Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Derek Carr Returns To Practice With Raiders

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.

12/24/2014

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