AFC West

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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

Jamize Olawale #49 of the Oakland Raiders scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Knock Out Bills With 26-24 Win

With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn’t manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.

12/21/2014

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CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein Talks San Diego Chargers Vs. San Francisco 49ers

The San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend’s west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.

12/18/2014

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Team Grades: Broncos Clinch AFC West, Temporarily Keep Chargers Out Of Playoffs

With back-to-back losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Chargers (8-6) now are essentially in must-win mode over the final two weekends of the season, which still does not guarantee San Diego a playoff spot when all is said and done.

12/15/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Corey Liuget And Ryan Mathews

With three games remaining in the regular season, the Chargers really need to win out in order to control their own playoff destiny. Lose a game or two, and they may not even be playing come January.

12/12/2014

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Opponent Profile: Will Broncos Add To San Diego’s Misery?

After dropping a tough 23-14 loss this past Sunday evening to the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, the Chargers find themselves sitting at 8-4 with three games remaining in the regular season.

12/09/2014

Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders leans against a cooler during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at O.co Coliseum on September 14, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Texans won the game 30-14. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

17-Year NFL Veteran Woodson Expects To Play In 2015

When he signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March, safety Charles Woodson wasn’t thinking much about playing beyond this season.

11/26/2014

Rod Streater #80 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Streater was injured on the play. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rod Streater Returns To Practice For Raiders

Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago.

11/24/2014

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