1. Star Lotulelei's Injury Is Back-Breaking Blow for Underdog Carolina Panthers

    As we ready for the divisional round of the 2014-15 playoffs, the Carolina Panthers are the week's biggest underdogs. According to Odds Shark , the powers that be in Las Vegas have installed the Panthers as 10...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 25 days ago 13,524 reads 57 comments

  2. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Divisional Round Projections

    Now things get really interesting. On Saturday, the divisional round of the 2015 NFL playoffs gets underway, which can mean only one thing—time for the big dogs to eat...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 25 days ago 147,907 reads 221 comments

  3. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Consensus Divisional Round Picks

    The tournament is underway. The 2014 NFL playoffs began this past weekend, with four teams moving on while four more saw their seasons end. In the case of the Arizona Cardinals, it happened in the most ignominious way possible...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 26 days ago 129,054 reads 290 comments

  4. The Atlanta Falcons Need Many Things, but Doug Marrone Isn't One of Them

    As 2015 begins and the Atlanta Falcons try to shake off the stink of a losing season punctuated by a devastating blowout loss in Week 17 that cost the team the NFC South, the team is in the market for any number of improvements...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 27 days ago 17,820 reads 22 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Post-Wild Card Weekend NFL Awards

    The 2015 NFL playoffs are underway, and Wild Card Weekend is in the books. Already, four teams have advanced to the divisional round, while another quartet of teams has been sent packing...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 27 days ago 43,085 reads 119 comments

  6. Can Jeremy Hill Carry Bengals If Andy Dalton Falters vs. Colts?

    For the fourth time in four years, the Cincinnati Bengals are in the playoffs. For the fourth time in four years, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will try to lead the Bengals to their first postseason victory since January 6, 1991...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 3,724 reads 16 comments

  7. Best Candidates to Replace Doug Marrone as Bills Head Coach

    After a 9-7 season that saw the team in playoff contention for much of the year, the Buffalo Bills weren't expected to be a team that would be in the market for a new head coach in 2014...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 32,001 reads 47 comments

  8. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Wild Card Projections

    The 2014 regular season has come and gone in the NFL . Many things went more or less as we expected. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are back in the playoffs. The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns? Not so much...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 174,265 reads 233 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL All-Pro Team

    It's been a wild 2014 season across the National Football League. In 2014, we saw any number of jaw-dropping individual efforts. Whether it was Houston Texans defensive end J.J...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 124,023 reads 544 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL All-Rookie Team

    2014 is drawing to a close, and with the year's end came the end of another regular season in the NFL . It was a season that saw many first-year players make big contributions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 91,829 reads 250 comments

  11. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season has begun. On Saturday afternoon, the march toward Glendale, Arizona, and Super Bowl XLIX begins in earnest. Thirty-two teams began the quest, and now only 12 remain...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 181,409 reads 234 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL Awards

    Hard though it may be to believe, the 2014 NFL regular season has come and gone. Sunday's action marked the end of the line after 17 weeks. Division champions have been crowned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 129,867 reads 490 comments

  13. NFL Predictions Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's all come down to this. Only a single Sunday remains in the 2014 regular season. For many teams across the NFL , that means simply playing out the string. For some, a loss does more to help them in the future than a win...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 195,216 reads 183 comments

  14. NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    It's all come down to this. After a long offseason, weeks of training camp, a month of preseason games and 16 weeks of regular-season action, the playoff fates of any number of NFL teams will come down to Sunday's slate of games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 238,689 reads 577 comments

  15. Bleacher Report's Week 16 NFL Awards

    The playoff picture is coming into focus in the NFL . Two more division titles were settled in Week 16, with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys capturing the NFC West and NFC East, respectively, thanks to dominant performances...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 89,823 reads 276 comments

  16. DeSean Jackson Can Earn Ultimate Revenge with Big Week 16 vs. Eagles

    There's an old saying, "Misery loves company." Well, it's certainly been a miserable 2014 season in the nation's capital, but Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson has a golden ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 4,337 reads 9 comments

  17. Fantasy Football Week 16: Making the Call on Toughest Lineup Decisions

    It is go time , people! In the vast majority of fantasy football leagues, Week 16 marks the end of the line. After a long and arduous season filled with twists and turns, breakout stars and injured bums, only two teams remain...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 29,362 reads 28 comments

  18. NFL Predictions Week 16: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's beginning to look a lot like—the playoffs. Thought I was gonna say Christmas, didn't you? With the dawn of Week 16 Thursday night in Jacksonville (given the time of year, ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 167,104 reads 81 comments

  19. 49ers Make Right Move for Team and NFL by Releasing DE Ray McDonald

    There's a sea change underway in the National Football League. The league is completely transforming how it handles allegations of assault and domestic violence against its players ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 38,308 reads 0 comments

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

    Well, the end of the line is almost here. With the dawning of Week 16, only two weeks remain in the 2014 regular season. This week's games run the gamut, both from the standpoint of the teams involved and the stakes...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 327,412 reads 449 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Week 15 NFL Awards

    Well, it happened. Johnny freaking Football started his first career game. The rookie's debut was—well, we'll get to Johnny Manziel 's first start with the Cleveland Browns in a bit...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 68,246 reads 150 comments

  22. Can the Colts Find Balance, Return Andrew Luck to Form in Final 2 Games?

    It wasn't that long ago that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was being mentioned as a leading candidate to be named the NFL 's Most Valuable Player...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 3,800 reads 8 comments

  23. Up-and-Down Steelers Can't Afford Another Letdown Game vs. Floundering Falcons

    The AFC North has been a slugfest in 2014. All four teams in the division have winning records as Week 15 begins. Without question, the hardest combatant in that fight to figure out has been the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 8,873 reads 34 comments

  24. Packers Would Be Smart to Rest Eddie Lacy in Week 15 Matchup vs. Bills

    The Green Bay Packers are as hot as any team in the National Football League, winners of five straight and nine of their last 10. In the eyes of many pundits, the Packers are the favorites to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,587 reads 34 comments

  25. Bengals Making Jeremy Hill Lead Back Was Best Decision They Could Make Right Now

    For most of the 2014 NFL season, the Cincinnati Bengals have employed a two-headed attack at running back, with second-year pro Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill splitting playing time just about right down the middle...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 4,585 reads 18 comments