1. 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 1 month ago 3,953 reads 23 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 112,691 reads 141 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 320,746 reads 471 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 62,313 reads 117 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 3,941 reads 36 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 23,004 reads 45 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 10,093 reads 65 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 175,744 reads 201 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 237,028 reads 410 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 12,221 reads 18 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 134,801 reads 237 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 118,051 reads 369 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 158,211 reads 132 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 84,818 reads 272 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 34,700 reads 160 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 5,956 reads 24 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL Awards

    It seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for the season opener of the 2014 NFL season. Hope sprang anew for all 32 NFL teams. Much has changed since then...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 71,702 reads 427 comments

  18. NFL Predictions Week 8: Expert Consensus Projections

    It seems like only yesterday that the 2014 season was getting underway, but by the time the dust settles on Week 8 most teams will have played half their games. Some things have gone according to plan...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 135,341 reads 68 comments

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

    Week 7 brought with it even more surprises than usual in the NFL . The 1-4 St. Louis Rams stunned the suddenly reeling Seattle Seahawks. The previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars didn't just get a victory; they rolled the Cleveland Browns...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 309,431 reads 344 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Week 7 NFL Awards

    Seven weeks into the season, the NFL has gone like the NFL usually goes. That's to say: For everything we thought we knew, there have been two surprises...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 90,219 reads 130 comments

  21. Kirk Cousins Has NFL Future, But He's Proven It's Not As a Starter

    You know, it wasn't that long ago that Kirk Cousins was being anointed as the quarterback of the future in Washington...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,717 reads 58 comments

  22. Percy Harvin Trade Could Be Boost Rex Ryan, Geno Smith Need to Keep Jobs

    With the New York Jets mired in a six-game losing streak, there's been plenty of talk of axes falling in the Big Apple...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 40,941 reads 173 comments

  23. NFL Officials Are There to Enforce the Rules, Not Help Teams Follow Them

    Being an official in the National Football League is a thankless job. Make the right call, and fans will accuse you of having an agenda or over-officiating the game. Make the wrong call, and out come the swear words and the Mr...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 32,681 reads 371 comments

  24. Is Colin Kaepernick Harder to Game-Plan Against Than Peyton Manning?

    If you polled a group of fans and asked them whether they'd rather see their favorite team face Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning or San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Colin Kaepernick , the vast majority would probably go with the latter.

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 14,946 reads 196 comments

  25. Replacing Victor Cruz Will Define New York Giants' Season

    The New York Giants lost much more than just a football game last week. In addition to being throttled 27-0 by the Philadelphia Eagles , the Giants lost arguably their best player on the offensive side of the ball...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 6,324 reads 17 comments