CBS Sports' Bill Cowher: "Extreme Sense Of Urgency" For Ravens To Win Thursday NightFormer Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and CBS Sports analyst Bill Cowher knows everything there is to know about football, and that's why he was the perfect person to speak to about some huge match-ups in week four.
Thursday Night Football Q&A: Tiki Barber "Peyton Is Definitely Showing Signs Of Age"Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and Week 2 gets underway tonight with AFC West divisional rivals the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs going at it in Arrowhead Stadium
Broncos And Chiefs Head Into Thursday Night Coming Off Big WinsThe Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs play in the first Thursday Night Football game of the NFL season. With both teams winning their opening week games, here is a look at who has the advantage in this week's big game.
Player Style Files: Chiefs Tamba Hali Enjoys Flying Through Skies and Offensive LinesTamba Hali discusses his love for flying drones, his lack of passion for cars and his football journey.
Bengals Need To Win Sunday To Shed "Playoff Losers" LabelThe Cincinnati Bengals haven't won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they've played in. That needs to change this weekend.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching PositionNew England's offensive coordinator says he's happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Corey LiugetThose 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.
Denver-Oakland Rivalry Goes Back A Long TimeThe Oakland Raiders have always played the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers—dating back to the inaugural 1960 season of the American Football League. The Silver & Black even have played these three foes six times in the playoffs, as the rivalries run deep. The 2014 season closes with yet another big rivalry game for the Raiders—at Denver.
Opponent Profile: Denver At Mile High Poses Problem For OaklandThe 3-12 Oakland Raiders travel to Denver for their 2014 finale against the Broncos, and it's probable the Broncos may not have much to play for, in terms of playoff seeding. But Denver will still want to win the game, and the Raiders haven't been very good on the road this year at all—the Silver & Black is winless, in fact, away from the Coliseum.
Team Grades: Once Again, Raiders Prove Coliseum Is No Easy Place To WinThe Oakland Raiders improved to 3-12 on the season with a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Coliseum on Sunday. That's three straight wins at home for the Silver & Black if you're keeping track at home, and it's also the third consecutive victory at home over a team that had playoff aspirations still. Yes, these 2014 Raiders may have found the secret formula to defending their home turf—finally.
Opponent Profile: Bills Defense Among League's BestConsider that the Buffalo Bills have gone consecutive weeks holding both Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers without a touchdown pass, and you will understand the formidable challenge that defense presents for the Oakland Raiders offense next Sunday. Yes, it could get ugly for rookie quarterback Derek Carr.