1. Tyrod Taylor Key to Rex Ryan's Revenge Against New York Jets

    As the Buffalo Bills prepare to face the New York Jets on Thursday night, it's a game that's much more than a matchup between a pair of AFC East teams battling to stay in contention for a Wild Card spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 8,076 reads 6 comments

  2. NFL Picks Week 10: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were three. The Denver Broncos' loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9—after the Broncos handed Green Bay its first loss of the season the previous week—has whittled the number of undefeated NFL teams to three...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 321,950 reads 625 comments

  3. Larry Fitzgerald's Resurgence Has Cardinals Primed for Super Bowl Run

    As the Arizona Cardinals come out of their bye week and prepare to embark on the second half of their 2015 season, the team is 6-2, has a sizable lead in the NFC West and is widely considered one of the NFC's top Super Bowl contenders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 13,213 reads 49 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    And then there were three. Another of the NFL 's unbeatens fell in Week 9, with the Denver Broncos losing in Indianapolis to a Colts team that finally won outside the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 15,489 reads 68 comments

  5. Inconsistent Run Game Could Cost Broncos Much More Than First Loss of 2015

    When an NFL team doesn't lose its first game until the first Sunday of November, sounding the alarm regarding that team's shortcomings may appear, well, alarmist...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 11,277 reads 40 comments

  6. Browns Have No Choice—It's Time for Johnny Manziel to Take the Reins

    It's money time in Cleveland. With his performance in the Browns ' 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, quarterback Johnny Manziel has made something pretty clear...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 182,618 reads 376 comments

  7. Johnny Manziel Gets Chance to Come Full Circle with 'TNF' Start vs. Bengals

    It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A brash, young player enters the NFL after starring in college amid great fanfare, only to continually encounter obstacles, many of his own making...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 48,420 reads 139 comments

  8. NFL Picks Week 9: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    We've reached both the month of November and the second half of the NFL season, at least for some teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 338,130 reads 424 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL Awards

    We're eight weeks into the 2015 NFL season. The calendar has turned to November, and daylight saving time has come and gone. To this point in the 2015 campaign, some things have proceeded just as we thought they would...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 201,766 reads 416 comments

  10. Drew Brees' Record-Setting Day Keeps Saints Alive for 1 More Week

    Not too long ago, a dirge was playing in the Crescent City. The New Orleans Saints were dead. So was the Sean Payton/ Drew Brees era in the Big Easy. The quarterback was washed up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 17,225 reads 113 comments

  11. Belichick, Brady and Buzzsaw Patriots Find New Ways to Continue Reign of Terror

    I'm pretty sure Darth Hoodie does this on purpose. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick must enter his office on Monday morning, sit at his desk, stroke his chin ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 114,699 reads 321 comments

  12. Oakland Raiders Could Finally Return to NFL Relevance with Win over Jets

    Don't look now, but the Oakland Raiders aren't a punchline anymore. No, really. They aren't. For most of the past decade, there hasn't been a more floundering, directionless team in the National Football League than the Raiders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 18,974 reads 68 comments

  13. NFL Picks Week 8: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The NFL is all about the haves and the have-nots in 2015. Through seven weeks, five teams sit at a perfect 6-0. Never in NFL history have there been this many undefeated teams this late in the season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 261,752 reads 505 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Week 7 NFL Awards

    It's good to be on top in the National Football League. Through seven weeks of the 2015 NFL season, five teams remain undefeated...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 54,999 reads 175 comments

  15. Can Current Colts Regime Halt Andrew Luck's Alarming Fall from Grace?

    Back in August, when oddsmakers in Las Vegas set the numbers on who would win the National Football League's Most Valuable Player Award, reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 12,455 reads 114 comments

  16. Seahawks' TNF Win over Lackluster 49ers Nothing More Than Small Step Forward

    For the 12th Man, Thursday night's emphatic 20-3 win by the Seattle Seahawks over the rival San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium was a welcome respite from consecutive crushing losses to undefeated teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 98,281 reads 311 comments

  17. Best Matchups to Watch in Bills vs. Jaguars

    Sunday will be a first in NFL history. No, not a game in London. Those have been going on for years. There's already been one this season. There will be another after this...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 4,132 reads 8 comments

  18. NFL Picks Week 7: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Last week, nearly every member of our panel expected a reeling Seattle Seahawks team to right the ship against the Carolina Panthers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 329,736 reads 584 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's Week 6 NFL Awards

    It's been a good long while since we saw a rematch in the Super Bowl. Over two decades, in fact. Don't hold your breath waiting for one this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 47,462 reads 178 comments

  20. Matt Stafford Finds Career-Saving Confidence in Lions' First Win

    It's been a dark season for the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford . Five straight losses to open the season. A Week 5 benching in a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 9,749 reads 68 comments

  21. Vintage Saints Back in Business in NFC South After Handing Falcons 1st Loss

    Let's look at the glass as half full. Let us not bemoan the unmasking of the previously unbeaten Atlanta Falcons as a paper tiger, a team whose 5-0 start to the season was as ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 38,887 reads 239 comments

  22. Which Undefeated NFL Team Will Remain Unbeaten the Longest in 2015?

    There have never been this many teams undefeated in the National Football League this late in the season. Ever. OK, in the Super Bowl era, anyway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 33,725 reads 104 comments

  23. NFL Picks Week 6: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were...six? Thanks to victories by all five undefeated teams who played last week (the Carolina Panthers were on a bye) there are six teams entering Week 6 that have yet to lose a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 285,945 reads 417 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Week 5 NFL Awards

    The cream is rising to the top in the NFL . And in 2015, there's more cream than ever before. Through five weeks of the NFL season, six NFL teams remain undefeated...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 35,544 reads 132 comments

  25. Late-Game Heroics Help Flawed Giants Remain in Control in NFC East

    I feel for New York Giants fans. In the fourth quarter alone—in five games this year—the Giants have caused sales of bismuth subsalicylate to skyrocket in the Tri-State area...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 70,097 reads 126 comments