1. Big Numbers Don't Make Blake Bortles a Big-Time QB

    These are heady days in Jacksonville. At least, as heady as days get for a 5-8 football team. The Jaguars are coming off one of their biggest wins in years, a 51-16 demolition ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 13,736 reads 110 comments

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

    Madness. Mayhem. Medics. Mack. All played a big part in Week 14 in the NFL . The first and last were large and in charge in Denver, where Khalil Mack's five (yes, five) sacks powered the Oakland Raiders to an upset of the Denver Broncos...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 180,163 reads 383 comments

  3. Bleacher Report's Week 14 NFL Awards

    Chaos. Madness. Mayhem. That's what Week 14 brought to the NFL . The AFC's top seed entering the week lost the battle and the war...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 13,456 reads 75 comments

  4. Seahawks Soaring to Playoffs with Russell Wilson Playing Best Ball of His Career

    Not too long ago, more than a few pundits (including this one) were throwing dirt on the Seattle Seahawks . There wasn't going to be any third straight Super Bowl trip. Not with the defense faltering...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 30,517 reads 381 comments

  5. Arizona Cardinals Prove Once Again They're NFC's Most Complete Team

    What I'm about to say is going to rankle some people. Most of these people are centered around the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. The NFC's best team is not the team with the best record...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 63,656 reads 496 comments

  6. NFL Picks Week 14: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Just when we thought we knew everything. OK, when we thought we knew something. When we thought we knew anything . That's the thing about the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 213,865 reads 403 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Week 13 NFL Awards

    Anything can happen in the National Football League. That was certainly the case in lucky Week 13. Just ask the New England Patriots, who watched a four-win Philadelphia Eagles team ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 20,116 reads 108 comments

  8. Will Injuries Ultimately Derail Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes?

    There are some problems in the NFL that just can't be solved. They can't be solved by Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Or mastermind head coaches. Or talented teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 23,580 reads 163 comments

  9. Miracle Finish Saves Green Bay, but Big Problems Still Loom for Hobbled Packers

    Happy birthday, Aaron Rodgers . On a night when it appeared that the reeling Green Bay Packers were about to be dealt another devastating blow, their MVP quarterback reached ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 134,088 reads 324 comments

  10. 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 245,704 reads 505 comments

  11. 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 25,678 reads 99 comments

  12. 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 7,359 reads 37 comments

  13. 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 254,460 reads 452 comments

  14. 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 436,604 reads 540 comments

  15. 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 26,618 reads 130 comments

  16. 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 75,283 reads 159 comments

  17. 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 50,030 reads 187 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 38,374 reads 165 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 175,732 reads 232 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 45,566 reads 183 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 41,356 reads 350 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 65,243 reads 66 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 8,076 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 321,950 reads 625 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 13,213 reads 49 comments