1. 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 10 months ago 26,174 reads 32 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 24,434 reads 154 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 12,271 reads 64 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 42,899 reads 391 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 18,022 reads 34 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 30,236 reads 98 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 99,874 reads 397 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 36,891 reads 123 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 13,400 reads 59 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 19,147 reads 159 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 10,255 reads 56 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 9,349 reads 75 comments

  13. 2014 NFL Draft: Who's Trending Up, Down After BCS Title Game?

    The BCS era went out with a bang. Monday's thrilling title game tilt between the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers wasn't just the final game of the Bowl Championship Series...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 8,745 reads 13 comments

  14. Deion Branch Signing Little More Than Gamesmanship by Colts

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a master at mind games and gamesmanship. Anything to get an edge, from his weekly injury report that isn't to signing players ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 23,645 reads 74 comments

  15. What Brandon Spikes' Injury Means for Patriots This Postseason

    The New England Patriots won their fifth straight AFC East title in 2013 despite a number of injuries to prominent contributors on both sides of the ball...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 16,253 reads 73 comments

  16. 2014 NFL Free Agency: Previewing the Biggest Risks on the Market

    While the band plays on for eight fortunate franchises after Wild Card Weekend, the league's other 24 teams must now begin figuring out where things went wrong and take the steps to right them...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 98,462 reads 96 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 101,964 reads 316 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 42,426 reads 99 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 5,135 reads 17 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 58,143 reads 396 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 22,398 reads 44 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 118,736 reads 325 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 28,249 reads 82 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 275,778 reads 785 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 27,376 reads 4 comments