Peyton Manning played through a thigh injury and flu-like symptoms and Connor Barth kicked five field goals to lead Denver to a 22-10 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday that gave the Broncos their fourth straight AFC West title.
The Golden State Warriors have begun the season 20-2, and are on a 15-winning streak, but first-year Warriors coach Steve Kerr is rejecting comparison to the 1996 72-win Chicago Bulls team on which he played.
The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight season as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a big third quarter that carried them to a 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
They call the game between them the "Civil War," but Oregon State put aside its dislike of its in-state rivals to congratulate Marcus Mariota, Oregon's quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.
A pair of Bengals fans were out-muscled on the western wall of FirstEnergy Stadium by a Browns fan who was not going to let Cincinnati running back Jeremy Hill leap into their arms after a 16-yard rushing touchdown Sunday.
Raiders owner Mark Davis is getting ready to make bold moves and spend big money to help restore Oakland to the winning ways it once knew, and general manager Reggie McKenzie could be a casualty of the overhaul, multiple league sources told ESPN.
Roger Goodell said last week that the league will vote in March to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams in 2015 and, with that, several league sources believe playoff reseeding will become a reality.