1. Cardinals Get Badly Needed Wake-Up Call in Wild Win vs. Packers

    In 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been one of the NFL 's best teams. They possess a potent offense brimming with talent. A swarming defense capable of shutting down opponents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 132,359 reads 280 comments

  2. Doug Pederson Hire Should Return NFL Normalcy to Eagles After Nightmare 2015

    To say that the 2015 season was a disappointment for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a massive understatement. After a pair of 10-win seasons, head coach Chip Kelly was given the keys to the car—complete personnel control...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 37,091 reads 75 comments

  3. Ben McAdoo Gives New York Giants Continuity—for Better or Worse

    As soon as it became available, the head coaching job for the New York Giants was considered the crown jewel of this year's class of vacancies...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 124,319 reads 231 comments

  4. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Divisional Picks

    We bore witness to a bit of NFL history being made in the 2016 Wild Card Round. For the first time ever, all four road teams were victorious in the same playoff weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 220,262 reads 509 comments

  5. Vontaze Burfict Got What He Deserves with 3-Game Suspension

    On Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals , perhaps the most talented team in this year's playoffs, experienced one of the bigger meltdowns in NFL postseason history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 102,771 reads 239 comments

  6. Adam Gase Perfect Hire to Fix Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

    After investing tens of millions of dollars on both sides of the ball last offseason, the Miami Dolphins were a trendy pick in many circles to take the "next step" in 2015...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 48,363 reads 182 comments

  7. Ben Roethlisberger's Jekyll-and-Hyde Act May Spell Playoff Trouble for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is an NFL superstar. An elite player at football's most important position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 23,912 reads 61 comments

  8. Sean Payton Returning Sets up Make-or-Break Year for Coach, Saints in 2016

    As the New Orleans Saints pitched and lurched their way to a 7-9 record in 2015, speculation grew that the only coach to bring a Super Bowl win to the Big Easy could be nearing the end of the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 25,659 reads 96 comments

  9. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season is underway. On Saturday, the Wild Card Round of the 2015-16 NFL playoffs will begin. Thirty-two teams entered the season with dreams of making it to Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 245,603 reads 551 comments

  10. Steelers Deserve Playoff Berth but Live and Die with Ben Roethlisberger

    After losing to the Baltimore Ravens in shocking fashion a week ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers ' chances of making the postseason looked pretty bleak as 2016 dawned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 17,482 reads 126 comments

  11. Bleacher Report's 2015 NFL Awards

    As difficult as it may be to believe, we've nearly reached the end of the line—both for 2015 and another regular season in the National Football League. And what a season it's been...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 206,168 reads 736 comments

  12. NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Well, this is it. It seems like only yesterday the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots were kicking off the 2015 NFL season. But now only one Sunday of football remains in the regular season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 148,711 reads 300 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Week 16 NFL Awards

    The mighty have fallen. Actually, in Week 16, the mighty fell all over the place in the NFL . The New England Patriots were defeated by the New York Jets after one of the most bizarre beginnings to overtime you'll ever see...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 16,432 reads 72 comments

  14. Steelers' Deep Problems, Playoff Concerns Resurface in Ugly Loss to Ravens

    The stars were aligning for the Pittsburgh Steelers . Heading into Sunday's road game against an injury-ravaged Baltimore Ravens team playing out the string, the Steelers had won five of six games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 27,701 reads 196 comments

  15. Do Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins Really Stand a Chance in the Playoffs?

    On Saturday night in Philadelphia, the Washington Redskins completed an unlikely run to an NFC East title, downing the Eagles 38-24...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 91,154 reads 399 comments

  16. Raiders Win Ugly in Possible Last Game in Oakland but Future Looks Bright

    The future looks bright for the Raiders. Notice I did not say the Oakland Raiders . Because for all we know, there won't be an Oakland Raiders at this point in a year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 55,926 reads 136 comments

  17. NFL Picks Week 16: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Deck the halls with high-stakes football! There will, however, be no fa-ing or la-ing, so there. Christmas week features a number of games with much on the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 169,397 reads 359 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's Week 15 NFL Awards

    'Tis the season —t he season for absolute chaos across the National Football League. Not long ago, the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals looked like they might be the NFL 's two best teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 75,605 reads 229 comments

  19. AJ McCarron Proving He Can Lead Bengals in Playoffs

    When Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton broke his thumb in last week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers , the groan from the Queen City could be felt from coast to coast...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 13,150 reads 60 comments

  20. Jets Keep Wild Card Playoff Hopes Alive with Lackluster Win over Tepid Cowboys

    As there usually is with the New York Jets , there is good news and bad news. The good news is that in downing the Dallas Cowboys 19-16 Saturday night at AT&T Stadium, the Jets kept their wild-card hopes in the AFC very much alive...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 70,018 reads 142 comments

  21. Jeff Fisher's Mediocrity Wasting St. Louis Rams Team Loaded with Young Talent

    There's a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the St. Louis Rams right now. There is an unsettled situation at quarterback and the very real possibility the team's days in the Gateway City are numbered...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 70,558 reads 178 comments

  22. Big Numbers Don't Make Blake Bortles a Big-Time QB

    These are heady days in Jacksonville. At least, as heady as days get for a 5-8 football team. The Jaguars are coming off one of their biggest wins in years, a 51-16 demolition ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 13,768 reads 110 comments

  23. NFL Picks Week 15: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Madness. Mayhem. Medics. Mack. All played a big part in Week 14 in the NFL . The first and last were large and in charge in Denver, where Khalil Mack's five (yes, five) sacks powered the Oakland Raiders to an upset of the Denver Broncos...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 180,170 reads 383 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Week 14 NFL Awards

    Chaos. Madness. Mayhem. That's what Week 14 brought to the NFL . The AFC's top seed entering the week lost the battle and the war...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 13,458 reads 75 comments

  25. Seahawks Soaring to Playoffs with Russell Wilson Playing Best Ball of His Career

    Not too long ago, more than a few pundits (including this one) were throwing dirt on the Seattle Seahawks . There wasn't going to be any third straight Super Bowl trip. Not with the defense faltering...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 30,524 reads 381 comments