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

    The calendar has turned to December, and that can mean only one thing. OK, two things. The first is that if you watch TV for more than 11 seconds you will be reminded over and over ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 245,598 reads 505 comments

  2. Bleacher Report's Week 12 NFL Awards

    And then there was one. Week 12 was supposed to be highlighted by the 17th meeting between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. With Manning on the shelf, the script then flipped to the 10-0 New England Patriots' pursuit of a second perfect regular season..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 25,677 reads 99 comments

  3. Matt Hasselbeck Turns Back the Clock, Buys Colts More Time in AFC South

    At some point in the next six months or so, the Indianapolis Colts will sign quarterback Andrew Luck to a contract that will likely rank among the largest in NFL history. That's hardly surprising...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 7,358 reads 37 comments

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

    Things are starting to sort themselves out in the National Football League. We know some things for certain. The 10-0 New England Patriots are good...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 254,406 reads 453 comments

  5. Benching Johnny Manziel Casts Doubt on QB's Future, Makes Big Problem for Browns

    It was all coming together for Johnny Manziel . After his first career 300-yard passing performance, the second-year pro had been named the Cleveland Browns starter for the rest of the 2015 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 436,570 reads 540 comments

  6. Bleacher Report's Week 11 NFL Awards

    The more we think we know, the less it turns out we actually do. After five weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were cruising right alongside the Carolina Panthers at the top of the NFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 26,617 reads 130 comments

  7. An Oral Remembrance of Odell Beckham's Catch Heard Round the World

    It can happen in an instant. In the NFL , careers can be both made and undone in the span of one play. David Tyree's time in the league was spent almost entirely in anonymity...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 75,249 reads 159 comments

  8. With Colin Kaepernick to IR, 49ers Clearly Heading Toward Full Rebuild

    Maybe this is it. Maybe this is finally rock bottom for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 50,022 reads 187 comments

  9. Jaguars' TNF Win over Titans Illustrates Sad State of Dismal AFC South

    Supposedly, there was a football game played in Jacksonville Thursday night. Allegedly, the Jaguars won this game, and in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-13, the Jaguars "rose" to within a half-game of "first place" in the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 38,369 reads 165 comments

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

    Well, you see, what had happened was... It's long been said that anything can happen in the National Football League. In Week 10, it did. Of the week's 14 games, 11 were won by the underdog...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 175,702 reads 232 comments

  11. Bleacher Report's Week 10 NFL Awards

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Two short weeks ago, the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers met in a battle of unbeatens. When the Broncos trounced the Pack, all was declared well and good in Denver...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 45,561 reads 183 comments

  12. In Midst of Super Season, Cam Newton Is NFL's True MVP

    If you polled 100 NFL fans and asked them who the 2015 NFL MVP was entering Week 10, it's a safe bet the overwhelming majority would pick New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 41,346 reads 350 comments

  13. Bills' TNF Win over Jets Tells Tale of Rex Ryan's Playoff Past and Future

    Rex Ryan got his revenge against his former team Thursday night — by out-Jets-ing the New York Jets . In doing so, Ryan's Buffalo Bills demonstrated that they have adopted the personality of their boisterous head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 65,239 reads 66 comments

  14. Tyrod Taylor Key to Rex Ryan's Revenge Against New York Jets

    As the Buffalo Bills prepare to face the New York Jets on Thursday night, it's a game that's much more than a matchup between a pair of AFC East teams battling to stay in contention for a Wild Card spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 8,023 reads 6 comments

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

    And then there were three. The Denver Broncos' loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9—after the Broncos handed Green Bay its first loss of the season the previous week—has whittled the number of undefeated NFL teams to three...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 321,896 reads 625 comments

  16. Larry Fitzgerald's Resurgence Has Cardinals Primed for Super Bowl Run

    As the Arizona Cardinals come out of their bye week and prepare to embark on the second half of their 2015 season, the team is 6-2, has a sizable lead in the NFC West and is widely considered one of the NFC's top Super Bowl contenders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 13,212 reads 49 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    And then there were three. Another of the NFL 's unbeatens fell in Week 9, with the Denver Broncos losing in Indianapolis to a Colts team that finally won outside the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 15,484 reads 68 comments

  18. Inconsistent Run Game Could Cost Broncos Much More Than First Loss of 2015

    When an NFL team doesn't lose its first game until the first Sunday of November, sounding the alarm regarding that team's shortcomings may appear, well, alarmist...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 11,226 reads 40 comments

  19. Browns Have No Choice—It's Time for Johnny Manziel to Take the Reins

    It's money time in Cleveland. With his performance in the Browns ' 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, quarterback Johnny Manziel has made something pretty clear...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 182,612 reads 376 comments

  20. Johnny Manziel Gets Chance to Come Full Circle with 'TNF' Start vs. Bengals

    It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A brash, young player enters the NFL after starring in college amid great fanfare, only to continually encounter obstacles, many of his own making...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 48,417 reads 139 comments

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

    We've reached both the month of November and the second half of the NFL season, at least for some teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 336,470 reads 424 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL Awards

    We're eight weeks into the 2015 NFL season. The calendar has turned to November, and daylight saving time has come and gone. To this point in the 2015 campaign, some things have proceeded just as we thought they would...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 201,764 reads 416 comments

  23. Drew Brees' Record-Setting Day Keeps Saints Alive for 1 More Week

    Not too long ago, a dirge was playing in the Crescent City. The New Orleans Saints were dead. So was the Sean Payton/ Drew Brees era in the Big Easy. The quarterback was washed up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 17,223 reads 113 comments

  24. Belichick, Brady and Buzzsaw Patriots Find New Ways to Continue Reign of Terror

    I'm pretty sure Darth Hoodie does this on purpose. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick must enter his office on Monday morning, sit at his desk, stroke his chin ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 114,688 reads 321 comments

  25. Oakland Raiders Could Finally Return to NFL Relevance with Win over Jets

    Don't look now, but the Oakland Raiders aren't a punchline anymore. No, really. They aren't. For most of the past decade, there hasn't been a more floundering, directionless team in the National Football League than the Raiders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 18,970 reads 68 comments