Philip Rivers has led other Chargers teams, with arguably more talent and greater expectations, and come up short. So why believe in him (and them) this year? Because something has changed in the way the 10-year veteran thinks and acts
The Raiders are 8-22 in two years under Dennis Allen, but the players say he's not the problem. Will owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie allow Allen to be the first Oakland coach to reach his third season since Jon Gruden?
The 49ers coach is downplaying rumors he’s a candidate for the Longhorns’ job, assuming it opens. But given his track record and the fact that he turned down a contract extension before the season began, it’s worth wondering whether the fiery former QB is getting restless in San Francisco
After an inconsistent start to the season, Arizona has reeled off four straight wins and is right in the playoff hunt. How have the Cardinals done it? Carson Palmer, his teammates and coaches are all beginning to understand each other
The Oakland Raiders will bench Terrelle Pryor in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin for a second straight week on Sunday. Does it signal a new era, the beginning of a quarterback controversy, or that it’s time (yet again!) for the organization to go back to the drawing board?
By all accounts, the 49ers have made things for Aldon Smith as comfortable as possible, both in his decision to enter rehab and upon his return to the team. But suspensions can change the way a team views even its most beloved players
Knowshon Moreno was a first-round pick who fumbled too often and got banished to the scout team in Denver. Instead of sulking, he grinded his way back into the starting lineup to become the unsung hero of Peyton Manning’s offense
A recent slowdown in teams changing quarterbacks from season to season certainly will not continue in 2014. Here's a look at nine teams that could be in the market for a new franchise man and whip the offseason into a full-on frenzy
Breaking in a new holder for the first time in 14 seasons, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is off to one of his worst starts, with three misses through four games. Can the onetime can’t-miss lefty get his groove back in time for back-to-back AFC West showdowns with the Chargers and Chiefs?
After bringing in a new GM and a new coach this offseason, San Diego appeared to turn a corner with a last-second win over the Eagles in Week 2. But not so fast. Why does this franchise continue to choke in close games?
Tyrann Mathieu has made some splashy plays already as a rookie, but it was something subtle he did that led to a fourth-down stop, sending the Cards to their first win of the season. He explains in his own words
By dialing back his sledgehammer arm and harnessing his thoroughbred speed, Colin Kaepernick has softened his touch and made the 49ers virtually unstoppable. The Seahawks get their chance to rough him up Sunday in prime time