1. 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 11 months ago 36,913 reads 123 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 13,440 reads 59 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 19,177 reads 159 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 10,363 reads 56 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 9,430 reads 75 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 8,766 reads 13 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 23,683 reads 74 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 16,286 reads 73 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 98,478 reads 96 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 101,984 reads 316 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 42,443 reads 99 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 5,175 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 58,181 reads 396 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 22,416 reads 44 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 118,791 reads 325 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 28,259 reads 82 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 275,835 reads 785 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 27,399 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 3,646 reads 30 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 12,833 reads 51 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 14,179 reads 123 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 55,426 reads 165 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 38,386 reads 9 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 6,010 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 8,261 reads 34 comments