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  1. Chat wrap: Showdown in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Sunday's AFC West showdown in Oakland between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders dominated our AFC West chat, which was held Thursday. Fans from both teams are fired up and confident. We looked the keys to the game and the importance of it to ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  2. Five keys to the game for Denver

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson DENVER -- Here are five keys to Monday night's game for Denver (6-1) against visiting Pittsburgh (5-2): Start fast: If Denver has had a problem this season, it is starting slowly. It has had to rely on great...

    Blog | November 08, 2009
  3. Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Most significant moves: Safety Brandian Ross was a surprise cut. He started 13 games the past season, and he had 75 tackles. The Oakland Raiders re-signed him in May. He was expected to be a key backup this year. The Ross cut meant seventh-round pic...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. Statistical odds and ends

    Bill Williamson

    SEATTLE -- Here are some key statistics -- via ESPN Stats & Information -- from the San Francisco 49ers' 23-17 loss to Seattle in the NFC title game Sunday: The Seahawks, who outscored the 49ers 20-7 in the second half, found a way to stop 49e...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  5. San Francisco 49ers call out home fans for doing wave while oppos...

    Bill Williamson

    Two key members of the San Francisco 49ers took to Twitter late Sunday night to express their disdain for the actions of some in the crowd at Candlestick Park in the team's 32-20 win over Arizona.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2013
  6. Three things to watch: Bears at Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Three keys for the Oakland Raiders in their home preseason game against Chicago on Friday. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET: Hayden's debut: Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden is set to play for the first time since November when he had to have life-threa...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. What to watch for: Chargers at Bears

    Bill Williamson

    A look at keys for the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night when they head to Chicago for their second game of the preseason. The game will be shown live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET: Stay healthy: There have been numerous injuries in the NFL this summer ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  8. By the numbers: Best in West

    Bill Williamson

    Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 15: PASSING YARDS Player: Peyton Manning, Denver Yards: 4,355 Comment: Manning has one more game to make his MVP case. RUSHING YARDS Player: Jamaal...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  9. Blogger Blitz: Denver a lock for No. 2 seed

    Bill Williamson

    Focus has been a key to the Denver Broncos' nine-game winning streak. Led by the steady John Fox and the fierce Peyton Manning, the Broncos have kept themselves from stumbling because they focus each week on getting better. That's why I'd be su...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  10. Three keys: Broncos vs. Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some keys to the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game on Thursday night: DENVER Broncos need to avoid a trap: This is a textbook trap game for Denver. The Broncos (9-3) just won the AFC West title. They are traveling on a short week. Th...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  11. Breaking down Chiefs' big day

    Bill Williamson

    Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel removed himself as defensive coordinator and promoted linebackers coach Gary Gibbs to the coordinator position on Monday. In another key move, the Chiefs cut starting cornerback Stanford Routt eight games into a ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  12. Tracy Porter out for Monday night

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- I arrived here for Monday night's pivotal AFC West game between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers and learned of a key injury issue. The Broncos announced starting cornerback Tracy Porter is ill and he did not travel to San Di...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  13. One guy to watch

    Bill Williamson

    One player to watch from each AFC West team in Week 6: Denver, Demaryius Thomas, receiver: Thomas had nine catches for 188 yards at New England. But he lost a key fumble on the first drive of the game that cost Denver. He has lost fumbles in three...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. Chargers get Mathews, Gates back

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers are getting their health back. Both running back Ryan Mathews (broken clavicle) and tight end Antonio Gates (ribs) are practicing Wednesday. Barring setbacks, both players should be ready to go in a key game against visiting...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  15. Preseason finales: What to watch for

    Bill Williamson

    A look at one key for each AFC West team in their final preseason games Thursday, a game usually designed for backups to shine: Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m. ET: I'd like to see Ricky Stanzi get some good experience. Stanzi won't see much mo...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  16. Tim Tebow working with QB guru

    Bill Williamson

    A key to the Denver Broncos' offseason will be improving Tim Tebow's game. The Broncos cannot work with him yet, but Tebow has gotten a jump on his improvement plan. Bruce Feldman of CBS tweeted that Tebow is in Los Angles this week to work with n...

    Blog | February 14, 2012