1. NFL Honors Awards 2015: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    The NFL has gathered in the Valley of the Sun for Super Bowl XLIX, but that isn't the only big event taking place in Phoenix this week. No, I don't mean the Waste Management Open...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 141,191 reads 496 comments

  2. Super Bowl XLIX: Bleacher Report's Expert Predictions for NFL Title Game

    You may not have heard, but there's something of a big football game happening this weekend in Arizona. Hey, it's possible there are people who don't know that the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are set to square off in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 198,706 reads 406 comments

  3. Super Bowl XLIX Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The big game is finally here. After training camps, a month of the preseason, 17 weeks of regular-season games and three rounds of postseason football, one game remains in the 2014 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 259,097 reads 674 comments

  4. 2015 NFL Pro Bowl: A Complete Guide to This Year's All-Star Game

    The Pro Bowl is the pinnacle of professional football, a titanic struggle featuring teams comprised of only the very best players in the National Football League. OK, so that might be exaggerating just a tad ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 155,680 reads 72 comments

  5. Time for Browns to Admit Mistake, Move on from Johnny Manziel

    To say that the Cleveland Browns are desperate for a franchise quarterback would be something of an understatement. The team hasn't had one in about three decades, since the halcyon days of the mid-1980s and Bernie Kosar...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 102,075 reads 388 comments

  6. Eric Mangini Hire Not a Home Run for 49ers, but Defense Remains Potent

    It's a period of great upheaval in the Bay Area, as the San Francisco 49ers try to shake off a disappointing 2014 season that led to the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 20,677 reads 46 comments

  7. 2015 NFL Free Agents: The 10 Hottest Names on the Market

    The confetti hasn't even settled on Super Bowl XLIX, but already the vast majority of NFL teams are looking forward to 2015. Scouts and front office personnel are in Mobile, Alabama, as we speak for this weekend's Senior Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 139,217 reads 155 comments

  8. Chicago Bears Complete Coaching Overhaul with Adam Gase OC Hire

    After a 2014 season in the Windy City that could be characterized as a cross between a catastrophe and a dumpster fire (perhaps a dumptastrophe?), there are big changes afoot for the Chicago Bears ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 62,782 reads 156 comments

  9. Cowboys Can't Afford to Pick Up Option on Underachieving Mo Claiborne

    The Dallas Cowboys have some work to do this offseason after winning the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Key pieces of the offense like wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray are set to hit free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 21,959 reads 66 comments

  10. After Losing Gary Kubiak, Marc Trestman Best Plan B Ravens Could Ask for at OC

    There's been more than a little turmoil surrounding the Baltimore Ravens following their playoff loss to the New England Patriots , with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak jumping ship to become the new head coach of the Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 55,347 reads 149 comments

  11. Why Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson Deserve NFL's Richest QB Contracts

    For Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson , this is a time of happiness and excitement, as his team is in the Super Bowl for a second straight season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 30,662 reads 249 comments

  12. Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson Executing Zone Read Key for Seattle in Super Bowl

    For three-plus quarters of the NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks offense sputtered against the Green Bay Packers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 10,100 reads 58 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Post-Conference Championship Awards

    The combatants have been set. On Sunday, Feb. 1, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The winner will leave as Super Bowl champions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 65,092 reads 173 comments

  14. Cowboys Face Difficult 'Challenge' in Retaining Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray

    The Dallas Cowboys are coming off one of their most successful seasons in years. The team won 12 regular-season games and captured its first division title and postseason victory since 2009...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 32,304 reads 189 comments

  15. Veteran Combine a Win-Win for NFL and Players, but Must Be Handled Carefully

    Next month in Indianapolis, this year's incoming crop of rookies will take part in the NFL Scouting Combine...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 34,073 reads 77 comments

  16. NFL Free Agents 2015: Who's Guaranteed to Break the Bank?

    The playoffs aren't over yet, but for 28 of the NFL 's 32 teams, 2014 is already in the rearview mirror. For those franchises, the process of getting better for the 2015 season ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 172,386 reads 134 comments

  17. Falcons Wise to be Patient in HC Search, Wait for Seahawks DC Dan Quinn

    The pieces are starting to fall into place. In just the past 24 hours, three NFL teams have hired new head coaches...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 11,593 reads 51 comments

  18. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Conference Championship Projections

    Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like only yesterday that the Green Bay Packers traveled to Seattle to face the Seahawks on opening night 2014, a game that ended in an emphatic Seahawks victory...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 85,489 reads 228 comments

  19. How Did Things Get so Bad so Fast for the Denver Broncos?

    My, oh my, how quickly things can change in the NFL . At the beginning of the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos were viewed as one of, if not the leading contenders to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 22,461 reads 85 comments

  20. Hiring of Todd Bowles Continues Positive Momentum for Floundering New York Jets

    The New York Jets have become something of a punchline in the NFL in recent years, a team known more for locker-room rifts and sideshow signings than for winning football games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 80,346 reads 134 comments

  21. Does Duron Carter Bring More to NFL Table Than Famous Father?

    Over the past few months, there's been quite a bit of buzz surrounding CFL wide receiver Duron Carter. The youngster has been linked to at least a dozen teams, including the Minnesota Vikings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 24,608 reads 48 comments

  22. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last weekend's divisional round, only two games remain before Super Bowl XLIX. On Sunday, the Halas and Hunt trophies will be awarded to the champions of the NFC and AFC, respectively...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 108,526 reads 107 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Post-Divisional Round Weekend Awards

    The NFL 's "Final Four" for the 2014 season is set. On Saturday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks advanced to their respective conference championship games. They were joined on Sunday by the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 139,883 reads 317 comments

  24. Contract Extension for Joe Philbin Commitment to Mediocrity by Dolphins

    In 2014, the Miami Dolphins went 8-8. It was the second straight season that the team posted that record, and the sixth straight season that the Dolphins have missed the postseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 8,165 reads 87 comments

  25. What Atlanta Falcons' Front-Office Restructuring Means for Team's Future

    After back-to-back disappointing seasons that culminated in a humiliating blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in a winner-takes-the-NFC South Week 17 game, there are big changes afoot in Hotlanta as 2015 dawns...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 9,209 reads 16 comments