1. 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 9 months ago 35,601 reads 344 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 66,114 reads 123 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 28,367 reads 64 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 19,014 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 4,343 reads 58 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 5,095 reads 20 comments

  7. Leaky Defense, Not Tony Romo, Spells December Doom for Cowboys in 2013

    With Monday night's 45-28 loss to the Chicago Bears , Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fell to 13-18 for his career in the month of December...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 7,170 reads 52 comments

  8. RG3's Career in Danger of Being Derailed by Washington's Front Office Circus

    Last year, the Washington Redskins rode an Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign from quarterback Robert Griffin III to a magical second-half run that culminated in an NFC East title...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 8,620 reads 79 comments

  9. Minnesota Vikings Should Play It Safe, Shut Down Adrian Peterson

    Not much has gone right for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. One year after finishing 10-6 and making the playoffs, Minnesota finds itself at 3-9-1 and in last place in NFC North...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 15,128 reads 56 comments

  10. 2014 NFL Draft: Which Positions Are Strongest, Weakest?

    As the 2013 NFL season enters the home stretch, many teams don't have their eyes fixed on the playoff chase. In cities like Houston, Cleveland, Washington and St. Louis that ship has long since sailed...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 22,055 reads 31 comments

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

    If there was a prevailing theme in Week 14, it was hypothermia. A blast of wintry weather turned the early slate of games on its head, leading to wild finishes in Baltimore and Cleveland ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 67,392 reads 174 comments

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

    The calendar has turned to December, and the 2013 NFL season is in the home stretch. As such, there are a number of big games in Week 14, including a showdown for first place in the NFC South in New Orleans...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 16,539 reads 1 comments

  13. Sloppy Loss to Jaguars Shows Gary Kubiak Has Lost the Texans

    This was supposed to be the year. The Houston Texans were going to win the AFC South for a third straight year, only this year, the ride wasn't going to end until the Super Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 10,647 reads 30 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 3,203 reads 7 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 30,789 reads 106 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 13,674 reads 40 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 3,964 reads 34 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 2,764 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 4,998 reads 16 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 36,817 reads 64 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 3,654 reads 11 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 74,906 reads 31 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 18,438 reads 94 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 23,481 reads 177 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 3,811 reads 52 comments