1. Carolina Panthers Safeties Key to Winning NFC South Showdown with Saints

    The Carolina Panthers are the NFL 's hottest team and winners of eight straight headed into the franchise's biggest game in years this week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,166 reads 7 comments

  2. 2004 Draft Trade Has Come Full Circle for Eli Manning, Philip Rivers

    Let's say you said before the season that heading into Sunday's Week 14 matchup between the New York Giants and San Diego Chargers, one of the two quarterbacks would be enjoying a resurgent 2013 while the other was struggling badly...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 30,674 reads 106 comments

  3. Updated Projections for Draft's Top QBs with Marcus Mariota Returning to Oregon

    There are a handful of cellar-dwellers in the NFL who already have their eyes on 2014 and a draft class that some consider the deepest in recent memory at quarterback. Since, like, 2012...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 13,563 reads 40 comments

  4. Andy Dalton's Inconsistency Could Doom Bengals' Playoff Run

    The Cincinnati Bengals sit at 8-4, well on their way to an AFC North championship and a third straight playoff appearance. However, all is not well in the Queen City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,916 reads 34 comments

  5. Seahawks Must Be More Than Patient With Percy Harvin

    In a season when the Seattle Seahawks are barreling along toward a probable NFC West title and a likely top seed in the NFC playoffs, not much has gone wrong for the team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 2,638 reads 11 comments

  6. How Good Is the Cincinnati Bengals Defense?

    When talk turns to the best defenses in the National Football League, the top teams mentioned are usually the same. The Seattle Seahawks . The San Francisco 49ers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 4,208 reads 16 comments

  7. NFL Week 13: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    Fans of the NFL had much to be thankful for this week. There were huge games in Kansas City and Philadelphia...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 36,786 reads 64 comments

  8. Packers Offensive Line Problems Adding Insult to Injury in Green Bay

    It was plainly evident during Thursday's 40-10 loss to the Detroit Lions that the Green Bay Packers badly miss injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,555 reads 11 comments

  9. The Complete Guide to 2013 NFL Thanksgiving Games

    There are certain traditions that are essential parts of Thanksgiving. Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Eating until you feel like you're going to explode...and then having pie...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 74,835 reads 31 comments

  10. How Much Is Patrick Peterson Worth to the Arizona Cardinals?

    At 7-4, the Arizona Cardinals are one of the more pleasant surprises in the NFC, and the Bruce Arians era is off to a rosy start...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 18,162 reads 94 comments

  11. Is the Seahawks' Secondary Now a Liability Following Suspensions?

    The Seattle Seahawks have the NFL 's best record at 10-1, due in large part to the league's best defense (entering Week 13). The strength of that defense until recently was a secondary allowing an NFL-low 180...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 23,420 reads 177 comments

  12. Nick Foles Deserves Starting Nod, But Eagles Must Challenge Him Again in 2014

    There hasn't been a more talked-about position in the NFL this year than the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles . Barring another injury under center, it will be second-year pro Nick Foles ' job for the rest of the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,778 reads 52 comments

  13. Why Stevan Ridley is Playoff Poison for Fantasy Football Owners

    There are plenty of words that can be used to describe the running back position in fantasy football this year. Of course, most of those words can't be printed here...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,907 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Week 12: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    Week 12 in the NFL was a story of streaks, surprises and sister-kissing. The Carolina Panthers won their seventh straight game, rallying to beat the Miami Dolphins...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 29,968 reads 46 comments

  15. NFL Week 12 Picks: Last-Minute Expert Predictions from Around the Web

    Well, 12 weeks into the 2013 NFL season, we're fresh out of oh-fers. The Denver Broncos' win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week means that every team in the NFL has at least one loss...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,832 reads 5 comments

  16. New Orleans Saints Must Fix Secondary to Cement Super Bowl Contender Status

    The New Orleans Saints downed the Atlanta Falcons 17-13 on Thursday to move to 9-2 on the season, setting up a huge Week 13 showdown with the Seattle Seahawks for the top overall spot in the NFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,368 reads 90 comments

  17. Peyton Manning, Broncos Offense Will Exploit Banged Up Patriots Secondary

    The biggest game of Week 12 takes place Sunday night in New England, and while the big story around this week's matchup between the Patriots and Denver Broncos will no doubt center ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,752 reads 67 comments

  18. Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning Through the Years

    The appropriate stage is set for Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning Part 15—the AFC Championship game. Brady holds a 10-4 lead over his iconic contemporary, but the host Denver Broncos are the unquestioned favorites...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 22,804 reads 262 comments

  19. Fantasy Football: What's Next for Week 11's Breakout RBs?

    There are a lot of adjectives that can be used to describe the running back position in fantasy football in 2013. Train wreck is good. Dumpster fire works. Craptastic isn't even a word, but it sums things up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,411 reads 1 comments

  20. Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd Biggest Keys to Cardinals' Victory in Week 12

    At 6-4, the Arizona Cardinals are tied for second place in the NFC West and in the thick of the chase for a wild-card spot. There isn't any room for error, though. Every week is like the playoffs in the desert...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,477 reads 4 comments

  21. Only in the NFL: Best Head-to-Head Battles of Week 12

    The Peyton Manning prime-time tour rolls on in Week 12. One week after handing the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season, Manning and the Broncos are headed east for another Sunday night meeting...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 10,142 reads 9 comments

  22. NFL Week 11: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    As is usually the case in the NFL , Week 11 had its share of surprises. Undrafted rookie quarterback Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes, leading the Oakland Raiders to a win over the floundering Houston Texans...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 57,880 reads 155 comments

  23. NFL Week 11 Picks: Last Minute Expert Predictions from Around the Web

    You may not have heard, but there's a pretty big game coming up on Sunday night. Week 11's spotlight game takes place in Denver, where a one-loss Broncos team hosts the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs with the top spot in the AFC on the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 19,675 reads 3 comments

  24. Donald Brown and Coby Fleener Emerging as Keys to Colts' Super Bowl Hopes

    The Indianapolis Colts may have entered the season as playoff contenders, but that team and the team presently sitting at 7-3 and in first place in the AFC South are two very different squads...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 3,725 reads 22 comments

  25. Nick Foles Is Quickly Proving He Can Be Long-Term Answer for Philadelphia Eagles

    The Philadelphia Eagles have been all over the place this season, so in a way it shouldn't come as a surprise that a player who lost a training camp competition to start at quarterback now looks like the franchise's future at the position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 2,713 reads 10 comments