1. Benching EJ Manuel for Kyle Orton Short-Sighted Move by Scuffling Bills

    Two weeks ago, it was all smiles in Western New York. The Buffalo Bills announced the sale of the team to Terry Pegula, a move that would ensure the team stayed in Buffalo. The Bills were a surprising 2-0, all alone atop the AFC East...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 40,605 reads 96 comments

  2. Saints vs. Cowboys: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 4

    Are you ready for some defense? If so, keep walking, because you aren't getting any here. What you will get in Sunday night's matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys is offensive subplots galore...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,345 reads 2 comments

  3. Banged-Up Bears Need Improvements from Ground Game to Contend in NFC North

    The Chicago Bears are 2-1 and tied for first place in the division heading into their big NFC North showdown with the Green Bay Packers , in large part due to the outstanding play of star wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 7,618 reads 23 comments

  4. NFL Predictions Week 4: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's hard to believe, but we've reached the last NFL weekend of September. The first month of the 2014 brought with it plenty of surprises...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 172,829 reads 70 comments

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

    Three weeks into the 2014 NFL season and only three unbeaten teams remain. That's a little surprising, but hardly a shock...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 399,592 reads 373 comments

  6. Bleacher Report's Week 3 NFL Awards

    If you told folks before the 2014 NFL season began that there would be three undefeated teams remaining after Week 3, you might have gotten some arguments...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 64,281 reads 176 comments

  7. Steelers vs. Panthers: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 3

    It's time for the battle of the big boys. In Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers, the last Sunday matchup of Week 3 features a pair of quarterbacks who each check in at 6'5" and at least 240 pounds.

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,626 reads 4 comments

  8. Decision to Rush Back Jamaal Charles Would Be Panic Move by Reeling Chiefs

    Not much has gone right for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. After making the playoffs last year, the Chiefs have lurched and sputtered their way to a 0-2 record to start this season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 13,357 reads 24 comments

  9. Kony Ealy's Development Key to Success for Panthers Defense Without Greg Hardy

    There hasn't been a team in the National Football League that's had a more tumultuous 2014 than the Carolina Panthers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 7,800 reads 11 comments

  10. NFL Predictions Week 3: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Predictions

    Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8. It's a number seared into the minds of the Broncos, the final score of the shellacking Denver received in Super Bowl XLVIII...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 259,583 reads 145 comments

  11. Cardinals Must Cut Jonathan Dwyer If Domestic Violence Charges Have Merit

    Domestic and family violence has been thrust to the forefront of the sports world's consciousness over the past few weeks, thanks to the scandals involving running backs Ray Rice ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 85,892 reads 361 comments

  12. NFL Picks Week 3: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Week 3 brings with it some real donnybrooks in the National Football League. There's little question which game headlines the week's slate...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 414,677 reads 439 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Week 2 NFL Awards

    It was a wild week in the NFL . Off-the-field issues understandably gripped the league in the wake of the child-abuse charges filed against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 54,306 reads 106 comments

  14. Texans' Plan to Split Backfield Work Spells Fantasy Trouble for Arian Foster

    In Week 2, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rumbled for 138 yards on 28 carries in a blowout win over the Oakland Raiders ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 16,937 reads 13 comments

  15. Bears vs. 49ers: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 2

    The second Sunday night affair is a tale of two teams for which Week 1 went very differently. It was a breeze for the San Francisco 49ers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 4,590 reads 1 comments

  16. What's Next for Buccaneers After Adrian Clayborn's Season-Ending Injury?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were tabbed by many to go from the outhouse to the penthouse in 2014. Led by new head coach Lovie Smith and a retooled defensive front, more than a few pundits tabbed Tampa Bay a dark-horse playoff contender...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 2,971 reads 8 comments

  17. Bruce Ellington's Versatility a Bonus for San Francisco 49ers

    Running back LaMichael James asked for (and was granted) his release earlier this week, in part because James was beaten out for punt-return duties by fourth-round rookie Bruce Ellington...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 10,015 reads 24 comments

  18. Chris Long Injury Hurts, but All Is Not Lost for St. Louis Rams

    Chicken Little is currently rocking it in the 314, clucking at the top of his lungs that the sky is falling inside the Edward Jones Dome. The St...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 8,269 reads 12 comments

  19. NFL Predictions Week 2: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    OK, so here's the thing about predictions. They're more art than science, and unless you make the most obvious ones possible, you're going to be wrong from time to time. Such was the case in Week 1...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 186,448 reads 140 comments

  20. NFL Picks Week 2: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The first week of the 2014 NFL season is in the books. Some games went more or less according to script. For example, both of last year's Super Bowl participants looked dominant in beating playoff teams at home...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 488,430 reads 655 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Week 1 NFL Awards

    The first week of the 2014 NFL campaign began with a beatdown in the Emerald City, with the Seattle Seahawks looking very much like the defending Super Bowl champions in throttling the Green Bay Packers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 26,678 reads 134 comments

  22. Finally Gaining Release from 49ers Could Come Back to Haunt LaMichael James

    To this point, the NFL career of running back LaMichael James hasn't gone according to plan, so much so that the former Oregon star requested his release from the San Francisco 49ers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 82,311 reads 127 comments

  23. Colts vs. Broncos: A Complete Guide to Sunday Night Football Week 1

    The first Sunday of the 2014 NFL season ends with a bang. On Sunday night two AFC heavyweights will duke it out in the Mile High City when the Indianapolis Colts battle the Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 5,172 reads 0 comments

  24. Andre Ellington Injury Could Be Finishing Blow to Cardinals' Playoff Hopes

    In Imperial China, there was a form of torture known as "Death by a Thousand Cuts." Pieces were systematically cut from the hapless victim, until they died a slow and excruciatingly painful death...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 53,292 reads 81 comments

  25. If Colts Expect to Run the Ball, the Time to Turn to Ahmad Bradshaw Is Now

    The Indianapolis Colts enter the 2014 NFL season as the prohibitive favorites to win the AFC South for a second straight year. The team is viewed by most as a legitimate Super Bowl contender...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 15,895 reads 47 comments