1. 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 5 months ago 3,803 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 8,875 reads 34 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 9,600 reads 34 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 4,599 reads 18 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 224,942 reads 126 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 273,214 reads 555 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 17,342 reads 78 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 74,938 reads 208 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 1,716 reads 16 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 1,581 reads 4 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 148,386 reads 130 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 330,089 reads 515 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 63,039 reads 191 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 19,395 reads 11 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 180,424 reads 289 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 6,560 reads 47 comments

  17. 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 months ago 2,784 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 8,820 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 177,501 reads 160 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 275,539 reads 407 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 8,440 reads 23 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 14,938 reads 40 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 8,417 reads 46 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 3,968 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 112,868 reads 141 comments