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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak watches quarterbacks during drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Eagan, Minn. The Vikings have chosen Kubiak as their offensive coordinator. He fills the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made the announcement. The 58-year-old Kubiak served as offensive adviser and assistant to head coach Mike Zimmer this season. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King, File)

AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2020 3:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed Thursday by a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke to...

Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

File-Ths Dec. 29, 2019, file photo shows New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur leaving the field after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants fired Shurmur on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, just two years into a five-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Broncos hire ex-Giants coach Pat Shurmur as play-caller

Jan. 14, 2020 10:04 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Shurmur becomes the Broncos' fifth offensive play-caller in five seasons and inherits an attack that features youngsters Drew Lock, Dalton Risner, Noah Fant,...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates as he comes off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Bye week hazardous for Chiefs and Ravens, but KC survives

Jan. 14, 2020 3:07 AM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers used their bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Now they'll meet in the NFC championship for the first time since 1997, when Reggie White, Brett Favre and that Pack bested Steve Young and Ken Norton Jr. The R&R from the first-round bye proved more like rust,...

Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello

Jan. 12, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos are looking for their fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons after Vic Fangio changed his mind about keeping his coaching staff intact and fired Rich Scangarello on Sunday. Scangarello, a disciple of San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, struggled in his first gig...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock reacts after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

John Elway declares Drew Lock starting QB heading into 2020

Dec. 30, 2019 6:13 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the first time since Super Bowl 50, John Elway heads into an offseason not looking to change his head coach, starting quarterback or locker room chemistry. Elway said Monday that rookie Drew Lock showed enough in his five-week audition to earn the nod as the Denver Broncos'...

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) runs with the ball as Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (51) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos beat Raiders 16-15 to keep rival from playoffs

Dec. 29, 2019 10:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Shelby Harris capped his breakout season with a knockdown that officially knocked out the Oakland Raiders. The nose tackle who was cut three times by the Raiders before blossoming in Denver batted down Derek Carr's 2-point pass to Hunter Renfrow with 7 seconds left Sunday and the Broncos...

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reacts after missing a two-point attempt during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Carr sees promise ahead as Raiders miss playoffs yet again

Dec. 29, 2019 10:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Here's a safe bet Derek Carr's willing to make: The Oakland Raiders are about to turn around their fortunes. It has nothing to do with their upcoming move to lucky Las Vegas, either. The Raiders quarterback appreciated the growth of his squad in what has been a snake-bit sort of season....

The Latest: Arizona QB Murray has hamstring injury

Dec. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EST

The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:45 p.m. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray has left the game against Seattle with a hamstring injury and Brett Hundley has taken over. Murray was tended to on the sideline by Cardinals trainers after leading a drive that finished with a Zane Gonzalez 46-yard field...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Lock driven by quotes from John Elway and Winston Churchill

Dec. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two quotes inspired Drew Lock when he was sidelined with an injured right thumb last summer. One was from John Elway, the other from Sir Winston Churchill. When Elway sat down with his rookie quarterback in late August to tell him he'd start the season on injured reserve, the...