1. 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 2 months ago 167,148 reads 81 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 38,317 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 327,498 reads 449 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 68,253 reads 150 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 3,802 reads 8 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 8,875 reads 34 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 9,593 reads 34 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 4,594 reads 18 comments

  9. NFL Predictions Week 15: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's do-or-die time for a number of teams across the NFL . Whether it's the reeling San Francisco 49ers battling their hated enemies in Seattle, the Cleveland Browns trotting out ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 224,917 reads 126 comments

  10. NFL Picks Week 15: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    We're already into the final month of the 2014 NFL season, and if we've learned one thing about the NFL this year, it's this: We know very little about the NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 273,145 reads 555 comments

  11. Jadeveon Clowney Faces Uphill Battle to Reach Potential After Knee Surgery

    Before the 2014 NFL draft, supporters of Jadeveon Clowney called the South Carolina defensive end a once-in-a-generation talent. Detractors pointed to a disappointing 2013 season as proof that talent was buried beneath a suspect work ethic...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 17,240 reads 78 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Week 14 NFL Awards

    We're into the final month of the 2014 NFL season, and some truths are becoming evident. For instance, it's a pretty safe bet that DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys is going to win the NFL's rushing title...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 74,928 reads 208 comments

  13. With Brandon Marshall Done for Year, Bears' Focus Must Shift to Ground Game

    A 2014 season that began with promise for the Chicago Bears has come completely off the rails. After falling to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, the 5-8 Bears are effectively left just playing out the string...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 1,709 reads 16 comments

  14. Week 14 Matchup with Chiefs Could Decide Arizona Cardinals' Playoff Fate

    Just a few short weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals were the toast of the National Football League. The team had a three-game lead in the NFC West and the league's best record at 9-1...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 1,579 reads 4 comments

  15. NFL Predictions Week 14: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    Crunch time has arrived. With the NFL regular season entering its final month, 18 of the league's 32 teams sport winning records. In the AFC alone, there are half a dozen 7-5 football teams fighting for the final wild-card spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 148,377 reads 130 comments

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

    It's beginning to look a lot like the stretch run. I know, you thought I was going to say Christmas. Cool your jets. It'll be here soon enough. Besides, I live in the desert—it doesn't look like Christmas on Christmas...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 330,029 reads 515 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Week 13 NFL Awards

    As NFL weekends go, Week 13 was about as good as it gets. The week started with a bang, with the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks sending emphatic messages with big wins on Thanksgiving Day...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 63,021 reads 191 comments

  18. NFL Predictions Week 13: Expert Consensus Projections

    Week 13 kicked off with a bang. There was a battle for NFC East supremacy in Dallas and one for NFC West survival in San Francisco. Throw in a potential Super Bowl preview in Green Bay on Sunday, and this week has no shortage of marquee matchups...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 19,392 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 180,373 reads 289 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 6,556 reads 47 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 2,781 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 8,793 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 177,471 reads 162 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 275,499 reads 407 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 8,439 reads 23 comments