1. Seahawks' TNF Win over Lackluster 49ers Nothing More Than Small Step Forward

    For the 12th Man, Thursday night's emphatic 20-3 win by the Seattle Seahawks over the rival San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium was a welcome respite from consecutive crushing losses to undefeated teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 98,309 reads 311 comments

  2. Best Matchups to Watch in Bills vs. Jaguars

    Sunday will be a first in NFL history. No, not a game in London. Those have been going on for years. There's already been one this season. There will be another after this...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 4,133 reads 8 comments

  3. NFL Picks Week 7: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Last week, nearly every member of our panel expected a reeling Seattle Seahawks team to right the ship against the Carolina Panthers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 329,802 reads 584 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Week 6 NFL Awards

    It's been a good long while since we saw a rematch in the Super Bowl. Over two decades, in fact. Don't hold your breath waiting for one this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 47,481 reads 178 comments

  5. Matt Stafford Finds Career-Saving Confidence in Lions' First Win

    It's been a dark season for the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford . Five straight losses to open the season. A Week 5 benching in a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 9,755 reads 68 comments

  6. Vintage Saints Back in Business in NFC South After Handing Falcons 1st Loss

    Let's look at the glass as half full. Let us not bemoan the unmasking of the previously unbeaten Atlanta Falcons as a paper tiger, a team whose 5-0 start to the season was as ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 38,896 reads 238 comments

  7. Which Undefeated NFL Team Will Remain Unbeaten the Longest in 2015?

    There have never been this many teams undefeated in the National Football League this late in the season. Ever. OK, in the Super Bowl era, anyway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 33,736 reads 104 comments

  8. NFL Picks Week 6: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were...six? Thanks to victories by all five undefeated teams who played last week (the Carolina Panthers were on a bye) there are six teams entering Week 6 that have yet to lose a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 285,991 reads 417 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Week 5 NFL Awards

    The cream is rising to the top in the NFL . And in 2015, there's more cream than ever before. Through five weeks of the NFL season, six NFL teams remain undefeated...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 35,553 reads 132 comments

  10. Late-Game Heroics Help Flawed Giants Remain in Control in NFC East

    I feel for New York Giants fans. In the fourth quarter alone—in five games this year—the Giants have caused sales of bismuth subsalicylate to skyrocket in the Tri-State area...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 70,111 reads 122 comments

  11. Throwback Patriots Remind Us They Can Win Any Way Required

    Over their first three games of the 2015 NFL season, the New England Patriots were an offensive powerhouse...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 37,091 reads 186 comments

  12. Flawed Colts Little More Than Best Team in Weak AFC South

    On Thursday night, the Indianapolis Colts won a skirmish for first place in the AFC South, a 27-20 victory over the host Houston Texans that left Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in tears after the game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 103,338 reads 291 comments

  13. NFL Picks Week 5: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    We've hit the quarter mark of the 2015 NFL season. Some things have gone according to plan. The New England Patriots are undefeated and looking very much like the defending Super Bowl champions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 295,364 reads 565 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Week 4 NFL Awards

    In many respects, the St. Louis Rams are a microcosm for the entire NFL . Unpredictable as can be. One week, the Rams look like world-beaters, beating the likes of the Seattle ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 48,608 reads 135 comments

  15. Are the Bengals Good Enough to Unseat the Patriots Atop the AFC?

    For most of the past decade, the AFC has been the stomping ground of the New England Patriots . As in, the Patriots were usually the team doing the stomping. Sure, other teams have represented the conference in the Super Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 25,522 reads 163 comments

  16. NFL Picks Week 4: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Order has been restored to the NFL universe. Well, sort of. After a Week 2 that saw upsets galore across the National Football League, chalk ruled the day in Week 3. Both of last year's Super Bowl participants won in dominant fashion...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 341,057 reads 467 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Week 3 NFL Awards

    We're three weeks into the 2015 NFL season, and some things are taking shape. We know that the New England Patriots are a good football team. We know that the Chicago Bears are not...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 112,693 reads 271 comments

  18. With Roethlisberger Injury and 0-3 Ravens, the AFC North Is Bengals' to Lose

    NFL division races aren't often settled by the end of September. OK, maybe in the AFC East over the past decade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 17,114 reads 133 comments

  19. Convincing Win on TNF Proves Giants Are Front-Runners in Sagging NFC East

    Only in the NFC Least can a team choke away its first two games in historic fashion, not notch a victory until the season's third week, win a game that can best be described as "a ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 110,641 reads 501 comments

  20. Buying or Selling Every 0-2 NFL Team's Playoff Chances Entering Week 3

    For nine NFL teams, the 2015 season hasn't exactly gotten off to the best of starts. Those teams are 0-2, causing great consternation among coaches, players and fans alike. However, all is hardly lost...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 57,571 reads 196 comments

  21. NFL Picks Week 3: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season was an object lesson in what makes the league so great. You can't take anything for granted. The two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks fell to 0-2...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 479,403 reads 692 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Week 2 NFL Awards

    There's an old saying that NFL stands for "Not For Long." And there's a good reason for that saying. Things can change on a dime. Rookie quarterbacks who look like the second coming in Week 1 can come crashing back to Earth a week later...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 116,759 reads 352 comments

  23. Tom Brady Showcasing MVP Form in Revenge Campaign Against the NFL

    In the 1970's television series The Incredible Hulk , Bill Bixby's Dr. David Banner would warn people before going all Lou Ferrigno: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 years ago 73,283 reads 394 comments

  24. Peyton Manning No Longer Needs to Be Great for Denver Broncos to Be Contenders

    During the Denver Broncos ' Super Bowl run two years ago, Peyton Manning did everything a player at his position can do. He rewrote the single-season record books at the quarterback position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 years ago 151,450 reads 184 comments

  25. Trip to Green Bay Is Exactly What Marshawn Lynch, Ailing Seahawks Offense Needs

    Things did not go at all according to plan for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. The two-time defending NFC champions fell 34-31 in St. Louis to a Rams team that harassed quarterback Russell Wilson mercilessly all afternoon long...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 years ago 29,772 reads 156 comments