1. NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    It's all come down to this. After a long offseason, weeks of training camp, a month of preseason games and 16 weeks of regular-season action, the playoff fates of any number of NFL teams will come down to Sunday's slate of games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 238,957 reads 577 comments

  2. Bleacher Report's Week 16 NFL Awards

    The playoff picture is coming into focus in the NFL . Two more division titles were settled in Week 16, with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys capturing the NFC West and NFC East, respectively, thanks to dominant performances...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 89,857 reads 275 comments

  3. DeSean Jackson Can Earn Ultimate Revenge with Big Week 16 vs. Eagles

    There's an old saying, "Misery loves company." Well, it's certainly been a miserable 2014 season in the nation's capital, but Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson has a golden ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 4,380 reads 9 comments

  4. Fantasy Football Week 16: Making the Call on Toughest Lineup Decisions

    It is go time , people! In the vast majority of fantasy football leagues, Week 16 marks the end of the line. After a long and arduous season filled with twists and turns, breakout stars and injured bums, only two teams remain...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 29,412 reads 28 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 167,272 reads 81 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 38,344 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 327,602 reads 449 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 68,272 reads 150 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 3,804 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 8,876 reads 34 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 9,603 reads 34 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 4,604 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 224,953 reads 126 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 273,259 reads 555 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 17,361 reads 78 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 74,946 reads 208 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 1,719 reads 16 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 1,581 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 148,393 reads 130 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 330,117 reads 515 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 63,040 reads 191 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 19,395 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 180,431 reads 289 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 6,561 reads 47 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 2,785 reads 4 comments