1. NFL Wild Card Playoffs: Expert Weekend Takeaways

    The first weekend of the 2014 NFL playoffs started off in wild fashion and ended up a Popsicle. That was thanks to one of the biggest second-half comebacks in playoff history and a historically frigid contest in Titletown...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 101,939 reads 336 comments

  2. NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks: Last-Minute Expert Projections for AFC & NFC Teams

    The NFL 's second season has begun. On Saturday, Wild Card Weekend will get underway with games in Indianapolis and Philadelphia. Two more games in Cincinnati and Green Bay will follow on Sunday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 42,405 reads 100 comments

  3. How the Indianapolis Colts Can Light Up the Chiefs in Wild Card Showdown

    The Indianapolis Colts enter the playoffs as one of the hotter teams in the NFL , winners of three straight games in convincing fashion. One of those victories came in Week 16 at Kansas City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,088 reads 17 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's 2013 NFL Awards

    On Feb. 1, players from around the NFL will gather in New York City for the NFL Honors, the third annual awards-show-style presentation of the league's individual accolades. Well, here at Bleacher Report we didn't feel like waiting...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 58,062 reads 396 comments

  5. X-Factors to Watch for in the 2014 NFL Wild Card Round

    The tournament has been set. In the AFC, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers advanced to the playoffs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 22,360 reads 45 comments

  6. Bleacher Report's 2013 NFL All-Rookie Team

    The 2013 regular season has come to a close, and that can mean only one thing. No, not the playoffs. OK, so it means two things. It's awards season in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 118,563 reads 325 comments

  7. NFL Week 17: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    It seems like only yesterday that the NFL regular season was getting started, yet here we are. Week 17. For 20 teams, the end of the line this year. Those teams include the Baltimore Ravens...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 28,236 reads 84 comments

  8. NFL Officials Have Hand in Steelers and Cowboys' Absence from Postseason

    On the most important Sunday of the 2013 season, the NFL 's besieged officiating crews are once again under fire. This time, it's the result of a pair of very questionable calls made in games that had huge postseason implications...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 275,694 reads 791 comments

  9. NFL Week 17 Picks: Last-Minute Expert Predictions from Around the Web

    Well, folks, here we are. One game remains in the 2013 NFL season for each team. Some teams, like the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, have already punched their tickets to the postseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 27,335 reads 4 comments

  10. Von Miller Injury Puts Even More Pressure on Peyton Manning Entering Playoffs

    The Denver Broncos are having one of, if not the best, offensive seasons in NFL history. Quarterback Peyton Manning 's four touchdown passes last week against the Houston Texans gave him 51 for the year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,581 reads 30 comments

  11. Who Can the Dallas Cowboys Bring in to Back Up Kyle Orton?

    Even when the Dallas Cowboys manage to win in December, they lose. As the Cowboys prepare for their third Week 17 must-win game in as many years, the team has been rocked by ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 12,590 reads 51 comments

  12. Does the NFL Have an Inexcusable Officiating Problem?

    Being a referee is something of a thankless job on the best of days. It was not the best of days for the zebras in Week 16. In fact, it hasn't been the best of years. The 2013 season in the NFL has been littered with officiating gaffes...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,107 reads 123 comments

  13. NFL Week 16: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    It's the next-to-last week of the 2013 NFL season, which can mean only one thing: The race for the playoffs is entering the final straightaway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 55,402 reads 167 comments

  14. NFL Week 16 Picks: Last-Minute Expert Predictions from Around the Web

    It's that most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. It's that too, but everybody knows that. You can't watch 10 minutes of TV without five guys in boxer shorts reminding you...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 38,318 reads 9 comments

  15. Breaking Down NFL's Biggest QB Controversies Exiting the 2013 Season

    Only two weeks remain in the 2013 NFL season. Soon, 12 teams will begin the postseason tournament that will culminate in New Jersey and Super Bowl XLVIII , while the other 20 NFL clubs will cast their eyes towards free agency and the NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,969 reads 23 comments

  16. The Optimist's Guide to the Dallas Cowboys

    The sky is falling in Dallas. Just ask anyone. After blowing a 23-point lead against the Green Bay Packers last week, the Cowboys are 0-2 this month...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 8,192 reads 34 comments

  17. Bears Made Right Decision for Present, Future by Starting Jay Cutler

    The Chicago Bears expected to find themselves in the thick of the NFC North race with two games left in the season, and sure enough, here we are...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 8,074 reads 111 comments

  18. Best Replacement Option for Every NFL Head Coach on the Hot Seat

    'Tis the season in the NFL . And I don't mean to be jolly, although there are coaches, such as Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, who seem to be enjoying themselves this season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 38,927 reads 93 comments

  19. 2014 NFL Playoffs: Breaking Down Scenarios for Every Team

    There are only two weeks left in the 2013 NFL season, and that means the push for the playoffs is in high gear. So far, four teams have punched their dance cards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 118,506 reads 166 comments

  20. NFL Refs Miss Obvious Penalty on Dirty Hit Against Punter Kevin Huber

    There were a lot of "oohs" when Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber was laid out on a wicked block by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 30-20 win on Sunday night...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 35,509 reads 344 comments

  21. NFL Week 15: Expert Takeaways from Sunday's Action

    Week 15 in the NFL was a wacky week indeed. We should have known, after the San Diego Chargers opened the week by knocking off the Broncos in Denver, that the status quo wasn't running the show this week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 66,103 reads 123 comments

  22. Mike Shanahan Walks out of Press Conference After Job Security Questions

    For a guy who reportedly wants to stay in Washington, head coach Mike Shanahan has a funny way of showing it...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 28,346 reads 64 comments

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

    At this point in the 2013 season, some NFL teams are playing for little more than pride. In fact, on some level, winning is counterproductive at this point. All victories do is cost the team spots in next year's draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 18,991 reads 6 comments

  24. NFL's Potential Low-Hit Ban Puts Defenders in No-Win Scenario

    It was only a matter of time, after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski 's season was ended by a low hit by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward in Week 14, before the clamoring began to outlaw such hits in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 4,306 reads 58 comments

  25. Fact and Fiction Behind Dallas Cowboys' December Drop-Off

    Well, here we go again. The sky is falling in Dallas, bringing the world's largest video scoreboard right along with it...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,038 reads 20 comments