1. Super Bowl 2014: Key Storylines and Predictions for Seahawks vs. Broncos

    After 65 preseason games, 256 regular season contests and 10 more postseason affairs, one more game remains in the 2013-14 NFL season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 15,855 reads 4 comments

  2. Percy Harvin's Return Spells Trouble for Banged-Up Broncos Secondary

    In the run up to Super Bowl XLVIII , much is being made of the matchup between the Denver Broncos ' record-setting offense and Seattle's NFL -best defense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 6,608 reads 28 comments

  3. Rams Must Strongly Consider Cutting Ties with Sam Bradford, Drafting Replacement

    Two years ago, the St. Louis Rams had the second overall pick in the NFL draft. It was a golden opportunity for the team to extricate themselves from the expensive and disappointing tenure of quarterback Sam Bradford ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 18,877 reads 170 comments

  4. Did AJ McCarron Make a Huge Mistake Skipping out on Senior Bowl?

    Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is one of the most successful quarterbacks in college football history, a Heisman Trophy runner-up and three-time national champion. However, McCarron 's also been hit with the dreaded "game manager" label..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 11,754 reads 47 comments

  5. NFL Must Stop Fixing What Isn't Broken with Needless Changes

    The National Football League is the most popular sports league in America, but it's also constantly evolving. Some of that evolution is good and vital to the sport's long-term health...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 2,614 reads 23 comments

  6. Does Super Bowl XLVIII Favor Broncos Offense or Seahawks Defense?

    There are any number of compelling storylines surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII, but one of the biggest has to be the matchup between the NFL 's best offense and defense from 2013...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,971 reads 59 comments

  7. Earl Thomas, Not Richard Sherman, Is Defensive Key for Seahawks in Super Bowl

    After his post-NFC Championship Game outburst, cornerback Richard Sherman is the face of the Seattle Seahawks defense heading into the Super Bowl ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 10,491 reads 73 comments

  8. How Has Richard Sherman Really Performed vs. Top NFL Receivers?

    Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is the NFL 's top cornerback. Just ask the 25-year-old. He'll gladly tell you...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 147,153 reads 413 comments

  9. 2014 NFL Pro Bowl Mock Draft

    The most exciting weekend of NFL action is almost here! Not the Super Bowl, you goof. I mean, who really cares about that game? It's all about the commercials and musical genius ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 45,680 reads 46 comments

  10. Seahawks vs Broncos: An Early Look at Super Bowl XLVIII

    All the way back in September, 32 NFL teams began the 2013 season with a common goal: reach Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey/New York...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 139,954 reads 492 comments

  11. NFL Conference Championships: Expert Takeaways from AFC, NFC Title Games

    And then there were two. After 17 weeks of regular-season action and three weeks of playoff games, the participants for Super Bowl XLVIII have been determined. On Feb. 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will play for the Lombardi Trophy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 22,546 reads 139 comments

  12. NFL Conference Championship Picks: Last-Minute Expert Projections

    And then there were four. By the time Sunday, Jan. 19, comes to a close, the Halas and Hunt Trophies will have been awarded, and the participants for Super Bowl XLVIII will be known...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 32,780 reads 77 comments

  13. East-West Shrine Game 2014: Draft Stock Takeaways and Analysis

    There's a saying in the NFL that there is no offseason. It's easy to see why. The 2013-14 NFL season isn't even over yet, and draft season is already under way in earnest...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 61,892 reads 36 comments

  14. 2014 Senior Bowl: 5 Draft Prospects with the Most to Gain in Mobile

    It's hoop-jumping time for college football's best and brightest. With draft season getting underway in earnest, the next couple of months will be a blur for many youngsters preparing to make the jump to the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 26,154 reads 32 comments

  15. Rex Ryan's Extension Gives New York Jets the Best of Both Worlds

    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan entered the 2013 season on the thinnest of ice, the hottest of seats...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 24,387 reads 154 comments

  16. What We've Learned from 49ers vs Seahawks Regular Season Battles

    On Sunday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will meet in the latest chapter of what is quickly becoming one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 12,250 reads 64 comments

  17. Fact and Fiction for the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady Rivalry

    On Sunday, quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos will meet for the 15th time when the two square off in the AFC Championship Game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 40,281 reads 391 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Previewing the NFC Championship Game

    If you're looking for offensive fireworks, the 2014 NFC Championship isn't the game for you. The AFC title tilt has those, with Peyton Manning and the historically prolific Denver offense welcoming in Tom Brady and the New England Patriots...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 17,925 reads 34 comments

  19. What Ken Whisenhunt Hire Means for Tennessee Titans

    The Tennessee Titans have been mired in mediocrity the past several years, too good to get a top-five pick, but not good enough to sniff the playoffs. That was enough to spell the end for Mike Munchak , who was fired after three years at the helm.

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 30,130 reads 98 comments

  20. NFL Divisional Playoffs: Expert Weekend Takeaways

    The NFL is down to its "Final Four." The Divisional Round of the 2014 playoffs is in the books, with the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos moving on to next week's conference championship games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 99,859 reads 397 comments

  21. NFL Divisional Playoffs Picks: Last-Minute Expert Projections

    The 2014 NFL playoffs started with a bang. The road teams carried a wildly exciting Wild Card Weekend. Three of the week's four winners were visitors, with only the Colts and their near-record comeback preventing the sweep...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 36,867 reads 123 comments

  22. Is Johnny Manziel Really an NFL Franchise Savior?

    Well, it's official. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has declared for the 2014 NFL draft. And with that declaration, it began...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 13,350 reads 59 comments

  23. Josh McDaniels Smart to Withdraw from Dysfunctional Situation in Cleveland

    The position of NFL head coach is one of the most sought-after occupations in sports. In any given year, there are hundreds of candidates who would do just about anything to land an interview, much less an offer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 19,108 reads 159 comments

  24. Russell Wilson Is Ready to Handle the 'Win Now' Pressure Placed on Seahawks

    It's a recent development in the National Football League for expectations to be higher for young quarterbacks. The phenomenal rookie seasons of Andrew Luck , Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson raised the stakes...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 10,140 reads 56 comments

  25. Chargers' Cinderella Run Will End in Denver Without Ryan Mathews

    Wild Card weekend was filled with surprises. None were bigger than in Cincinnati, where the San Diego Chargers ran all over a stout Cincinnati defense en route to a 27-10 win...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,271 reads 75 comments