1. 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 6 months ago 6,561 reads 47 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 2,785 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 8,828 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 177,502 reads 160 comments

  5. 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 275,549 reads 407 comments

  6. 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

  7. 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 14,943 reads 40 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 8,417 reads 46 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 3,969 reads 23 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 112,870 reads 141 comments

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

    As it sometimes does, the NFL taught us all a lesson in Week 10. We know nothing. If you added together the number of people who picked the Cleveland Browns to be all alone in ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 321,201 reads 471 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Week 10 NFL Awards

    Ladies and gentlemen, I'm about to tell you something terrifying, something that may well be a portent of the coming apocalypse...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 62,354 reads 116 comments

  13. Should Floundering Jaguars be Losing Patience with Gus Bradley?

    In the National Football League, quick turnarounds are becoming more rule than exception. Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs went from 2-14 to playoff team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 4,891 reads 36 comments

  14. Carson Palmer Extension Easy Decision for Surging Arizona Cardinals

    There hasn't been a bigger surprise in the National Football League in 2014 than the Arizona Cardinals , who are owners of the NFL 's best record at the halfway mark at 7-1...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 23,029 reads 45 comments

  15. Washed-Up Lance Briggs Poster Boy for Bears' Defensive Woes

    The Chicago Bears have long been known for their defense. The "Monsters of the Midway" of the 1940s. The '85 Bears, widely regarded as the best single-season defensive squad (and overall team) in NFL history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 10,124 reads 65 comments

  16. NFL Predictions Week 10: Expert Consensus Projections

    It seems like only yesterday that the 2014 NFL season began, but the reality is we've already hit the month of November and Week 10. Some things have gone according to plan, but there have been more than a few big surprises as well...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 175,828 reads 201 comments

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

    In the NFL , the only thing that's certain is nothing is certain. Had you said before the season that entering Week 10, the Arizona Cardinals would have the NFL's best record and ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 237,311 reads 410 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    If there was a theme to Week 9 across the NFL , it was showdowns that turned into blowouts. The big meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning was over early...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 12,244 reads 18 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL Midseason Report Cards

    Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season is in the books, which means, bye week or no, each NFL club has now played at least half its games. Some things have gone as we thought they would...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 134,887 reads 237 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL All-Pro Team

    Peyton Manning . Justin James Watt. Those players are two of the National Football's League's very best at what they do. Manning is a household name who has appeared in approximately every commercial of the past two years...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 118,363 reads 369 comments

  21. NFL Predictions Week 9: Expert Consensus Projections

    As hard as it seems to believe, by the time Week 9 is in the books, we'll already have hit November. The NFL season will also have moved into the second half...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 158,275 reads 132 comments

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

    We are halfway home. With eight weeks of the 2014 NFL schedule in the books, more than half of the teams in the league have played half their slate. Storylines and division races have taken shape...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 85,110 reads 272 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL All-Rookie Team

    As is the case every year in the National Football League, some rookies are making a big impact for their respective teams over the first half of the 2014 season. However, many of those rookies aren't who we thought they'd be...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 35,128 reads 160 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Week 8 NFL Awards

    Grip it and rip it. That was the theme in the National Football League in Week 8, which was pass-happy even by today's standards. In fact, it was a record-setting week in that regard...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 5,976 reads 24 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL Awards

    It seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for the season opener of the 2014 NFL season. Hope sprang anew for all 32 NFL teams. Much has changed since then...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 71,814 reads 424 comments