1. NFL Honors Awards 2016: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    If there's one thing the NFL loves more than money... OK, there's nothing the NFL loves more than money. One way to fatten the league's already bursting coffers is with more televised programming...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 112,653 reads 250 comments

  2. Super Bowl 50 Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were two. Back in September, 32 teams entered the 2015 season with dreams of playing in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Less than half had a realistic shot at making it there...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 128,927 reads 276 comments

  3. Super Bowl Media Day 2016: Live Reaction, Interviews and Highlights for Panthers

    It's Super Bowl week! The AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers have made their way to Santa Clara, California, site of the 50th incarnation of the biggest event in sports...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 7,711 reads 48 comments

  4. Young Panthers Linebackers Will Have to Grow Up in a Hurry vs. Broncos

    The Carolina Panthers rode a combination of an explosive offense and a stout defense to the NFL 's best record in 2015 and a berth opposite the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 31,254 reads 27 comments

  5. Shutting Down Panthers TE Greg Olsen Key for Broncos Pass D in Super Bowl 50

    After watching the Carolina Panthers hang an NFC Championship Game-record 49 points on the Arizona Cardinals , there's little question the Denver Broncos ' top-ranked defense faces its stiffest test of the season in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 14,597 reads 162 comments

  6. Panthers Secondary Faces Toughest Test of Season vs. Cardinals in NFC Title Game

    The Carolina Panthers have spent most of the 2015 season as the big dogs of the National Football League, thanks in large part to a defense that ranks sixth in the league in both yards and points allowed...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 19,851 reads 185 comments

  7. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last week's divisional round, four teams remain in the race to reach Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50. There won't be any Cinderellas at this year's big ball either...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 201,674 reads 446 comments

  8. Big Game from Patrick Peterson Crucial for Cardinals Victory in NFC Championship

    In the lead-up to Sunday's NFC Championship Game, there will be no shortage of discussion regarding quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 17,713 reads 62 comments

  9. Cardinals Get Badly Needed Wake-Up Call in Wild Win vs. Packers

    In 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been one of the NFL 's best teams. They possess a potent offense brimming with talent. A swarming defense capable of shutting down opponents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 132,349 reads 280 comments

  10. Doug Pederson Hire Should Return NFL Normalcy to Eagles After Nightmare 2015

    To say that the 2015 season was a disappointment for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a massive understatement. After a pair of 10-win seasons, head coach Chip Kelly was given the keys to the car—complete personnel control...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 37,091 reads 75 comments

  11. Ben McAdoo Gives New York Giants Continuity—for Better or Worse

    As soon as it became available, the head coaching job for the New York Giants was considered the crown jewel of this year's class of vacancies...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 124,313 reads 231 comments

  12. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Divisional Picks

    We bore witness to a bit of NFL history being made in the 2016 Wild Card Round. For the first time ever, all four road teams were victorious in the same playoff weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 220,247 reads 509 comments

  13. Vontaze Burfict Got What He Deserves with 3-Game Suspension

    On Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals , perhaps the most talented team in this year's playoffs, experienced one of the bigger meltdowns in NFL postseason history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 102,756 reads 239 comments

  14. Adam Gase Perfect Hire to Fix Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

    After investing tens of millions of dollars on both sides of the ball last offseason, the Miami Dolphins were a trendy pick in many circles to take the "next step" in 2015...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 48,360 reads 182 comments

  15. Ben Roethlisberger's Jekyll-and-Hyde Act May Spell Playoff Trouble for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is an NFL superstar. An elite player at football's most important position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 23,900 reads 61 comments

  16. Sean Payton Returning Sets up Make-or-Break Year for Coach, Saints in 2016

    As the New Orleans Saints pitched and lurched their way to a 7-9 record in 2015, speculation grew that the only coach to bring a Super Bowl win to the Big Easy could be nearing the end of the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 25,655 reads 96 comments

  17. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season is underway. On Saturday, the Wild Card Round of the 2015-16 NFL playoffs will begin. Thirty-two teams entered the season with dreams of making it to Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 245,584 reads 551 comments

  18. Steelers Deserve Playoff Berth but Live and Die with Ben Roethlisberger

    After losing to the Baltimore Ravens in shocking fashion a week ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers ' chances of making the postseason looked pretty bleak as 2016 dawned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 17,479 reads 126 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's 2015 NFL Awards

    As difficult as it may be to believe, we've nearly reached the end of the line—both for 2015 and another regular season in the National Football League. And what a season it's been...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 206,164 reads 736 comments

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

    Well, this is it. It seems like only yesterday the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots were kicking off the 2015 NFL season. But now only one Sunday of football remains in the regular season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 148,705 reads 300 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Week 16 NFL Awards

    The mighty have fallen. Actually, in Week 16, the mighty fell all over the place in the NFL . The New England Patriots were defeated by the New York Jets after one of the most bizarre beginnings to overtime you'll ever see...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 16,430 reads 72 comments

  22. Steelers' Deep Problems, Playoff Concerns Resurface in Ugly Loss to Ravens

    The stars were aligning for the Pittsburgh Steelers . Heading into Sunday's road game against an injury-ravaged Baltimore Ravens team playing out the string, the Steelers had won five of six games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 27,694 reads 196 comments

  23. Do Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins Really Stand a Chance in the Playoffs?

    On Saturday night in Philadelphia, the Washington Redskins completed an unlikely run to an NFC East title, downing the Eagles 38-24...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 91,148 reads 399 comments

  24. Raiders Win Ugly in Possible Last Game in Oakland but Future Looks Bright

    The future looks bright for the Raiders. Notice I did not say the Oakland Raiders . Because for all we know, there won't be an Oakland Raiders at this point in a year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 55,925 reads 136 comments

  25. NFL Picks Week 16: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Deck the halls with high-stakes football! There will, however, be no fa-ing or la-ing, so there. Christmas week features a number of games with much on the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 169,390 reads 359 comments