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

    We've established who the kings of the mountain are in the NFL —and it's a familiar face. With their dominant win over the Detroit Lions last week, the New England Patriots ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 22 hours ago 84,853 reads 174 comments

  2. Bleacher Report's Week 12 NFL Awards

    It was another wild week in the National Football League. Week 12 began with the Oakland Raiders finally, mercifully getting off the schneid, with Tony Sparano's team playing inspired football in a four-point win over the Kansas City Chiefs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 day ago 4,610 reads 46 comments

  3. Lack of Prep Time Puts Bills Behind 8-Ball Headed into Must-Win Week 12 Game

    The Buffalo Bills just can't buy a break right now. After dropping a Thursday night affair to the Miami Dolphins in distressingly listless fashion to kick off Week 11, the Bills ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 days ago 2,676 reads 4 comments

  4. Do Recent Bad Breaks Give Credence to 'Cursed' Buffalo Bills?

    Less than a month ago, it looked like the Buffalo Bills might finally, mercifully be on their way to bringing Western New York its first NFL playoff berth of the 21st century...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 days ago 8,607 reads 10 comments

  5. NFL Predictions Week 12: Expert Consensus Projections

    The National Lead and Division Lead Writers showed an almost frightening ability to predict the future in this space last week. The St. Louis Rams' upset of Denver? Got it...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 days ago 175,812 reads 162 comments

  6. NFL Picks Week 12: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    As the stretch run for the NFL playoffs begins, the league gave everyone a very clear reminder in Week 11. We know nothing. We didn't know that the Seattle Seahawks would already have lost more games in 2014 than they did all of last year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 days ago 271,290 reads 404 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Week 11 NFL Awards

    Week 11 in the National Football League was a textbook example of why you can't take anything for granted in the NFL . The Denver Broncos got smoked by the St. Louis Rams. Yes, you read that right...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 days ago 8,368 reads 23 comments

  8. Ahmad Bradshaw's Injury Will Be Too Much for Colts to Overcome

    It's bad enough that the Indianapolis Colts lost a football game Sunday night, a humbling 42-20 beatdown at the hands of the surging New England Patriots ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 days ago 14,763 reads 40 comments

  9. Mounting Defensive Injuries Biggest Obstacle to Deep Playoff Run for 49ers

    Over the past few years, the San Francisco 49ers have annually been a leading contender to advance to the Super Bowl in the NFC—a feat the team accomplished in 2012...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 days ago 8,298 reads 46 comments

  10. Avoiding Turnovers Key to Successful 1st NFL Start for Texans QB Ryan Mallett

    This week's matchup between the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns is a battle of bridesmaids-turned-brides, a pair of former understudies of Tom Brady who are now starting quarterbacks in the NFL in their own right...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 13 days ago 3,913 reads 23 comments

  11. NFL Predictions Week 11: Expert Consensus Projections

    Pressure is mounting across the National Football League. For many teams, we've reached the point in the season where the margin for error is zero if those teams have any aspirations of continuing their season into January...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 14 days ago 111,808 reads 141 comments

  12. NFL Picks Week 11: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    As it sometimes does, the NFL taught us all a lesson in Week 10. We know nothing. If you added together the number of people who picked the Cleveland Browns to be all alone in ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 15 days ago 318,881 reads 470 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Week 10 NFL Awards

    Ladies and gentlemen, I'm about to tell you something terrifying, something that may well be a portent of the coming apocalypse...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 16 days ago 62,108 reads 117 comments

  14. Should Floundering Jaguars be Losing Patience with Gus Bradley?

    In the National Football League, quick turnarounds are becoming more rule than exception. Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs went from 2-14 to playoff team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 16 days ago 3,499 reads 27 comments

  15. Carson Palmer Extension Easy Decision for Surging Arizona Cardinals

    There hasn't been a bigger surprise in the National Football League in 2014 than the Arizona Cardinals , who are owners of the NFL 's best record at the halfway mark at 7-1...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 19 days ago 22,945 reads 45 comments

  16. Washed-Up Lance Briggs Poster Boy for Bears' Defensive Woes

    The Chicago Bears have long been known for their defense. The "Monsters of the Midway" of the 1940s. The '85 Bears, widely regarded as the best single-season defensive squad (and overall team) in NFL history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 20 days ago 10,021 reads 65 comments

  17. NFL Predictions Week 10: Expert Consensus Projections

    It seems like only yesterday that the 2014 NFL season began, but the reality is we've already hit the month of November and Week 10. Some things have gone according to plan, but there have been more than a few big surprises as well...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 21 days ago 173,848 reads 201 comments

  18. NFL Picks Week 10: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    In the NFL , the only thing that's certain is nothing is certain. Had you said before the season that entering Week 10, the Arizona Cardinals would have the NFL's best record and ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 22 days ago 232,951 reads 410 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    If there was a theme to Week 9 across the NFL , it was showdowns that turned into blowouts. The big meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning was over early...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 23 days ago 12,174 reads 18 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL Midseason Report Cards

    Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season is in the books, which means, bye week or no, each NFL club has now played at least half its games. Some things have gone as we thought they would...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 23 days ago 131,746 reads 237 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL All-Pro Team

    Peyton Manning . Justin James Watt. Those players are two of the National Football's League's very best at what they do. Manning is a household name who has appeared in approximately every commercial of the past two years...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 28 days ago 117,694 reads 369 comments

  22. NFL Predictions Week 9: Expert Consensus Projections

    As hard as it seems to believe, by the time Week 9 is in the books, we'll already have hit November. The NFL season will also have moved into the second half...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 28 days ago 157,862 reads 132 comments

  23. NFL Picks Week 9: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    We are halfway home. With eight weeks of the 2014 NFL schedule in the books, more than half of the teams in the league have played half their slate. Storylines and division races have taken shape...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 29 days ago 84,253 reads 272 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL All-Rookie Team

    As is the case every year in the National Football League, some rookies are making a big impact for their respective teams over the first half of the 2014 season. However, many of those rookies aren't who we thought they'd be...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 29 days ago 34,396 reads 160 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Week 8 NFL Awards

    Grip it and rip it. That was the theme in the National Football League in Week 8, which was pass-happy even by today's standards. In fact, it was a record-setting week in that regard...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 30 days ago 5,913 reads 24 comments