1. The Evolution of Adam Jones, the Cornerback Formerly Known as Pacman

    Adam Jones is living the dad life. When I first tried to connect for an interview, he was on a Cincinnati-area golf course, trying to get a round in despite near-freezing temperatures...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 22,594 reads 63 comments

  2. Jason Pierre-Paul's Return Must Not Stop Giants from Pursuing Elite Pass-Rushers

    Re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year, prove-it contract can't hurt a New York Giants team that is entering the offseason with roughly $56 million in salary-cap space, according to Over the Cap ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 11,222 reads 61 comments

  3. Will Relocation to Los Angeles Help the Rams Attract Free Agents?

    For the last 21 years, America's most popular sports league hasn't had a physical presence in arguably the nation's most glamorous city. But with the Rams moving back to Los Angeles from St...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 37,668 reads 99 comments

  4. 'Whatever He Says, You Gotta Do': Teammates Remember the Peyton Manning Way

    "Ah, shoot. There he is—there's the man right there. Don't make a mistake, make sure you're in the right place at the right time, make sure you're running the right route...

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  5. Meet Roberto Aguayo, the NFL's Most Promising Kicking Prospect This Century

    If you were hiking through the woods just off Palmetto Drive in Mascotte, Florida, at any point between 2003 and 2009, you had to beware of flying footballs...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 232,009 reads 185 comments

  6. Where Does Denver's Super Bowl 50 Defensive Performance Rank Among the Best?

    On paper and the surface, what the Denver Broncos defense did to the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 might not come across as exceptional...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 24,341 reads 83 comments

  7. Cam Newton, Panthers Were a Deer in Super Bowl Headlights

    Cam Newton wasn't ready. The 2015 NFL MVP has become the face of football, and at the age of 26, he has a hell of a future awaiting him...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 56,830 reads 278 comments

  8. NFL MVP Cam Newton Officially Takes Reins as League's New Transcendent Star

    At the turn of the century, five-time NFL MVP quarterback Peyton Manning changed the game of football as we knew it...

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  9. Broncos Look to Buck Trend as Offensively Challenged Super Bowl Winner

    The chips appear to be stacked against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Not only is Denver taking on the Carolina Panthers , a 17-1 opponent that features the league's highest-scoring ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 18,112 reads 123 comments

  10. Champ or Choker? Inside Peyton Manning's Complicated Legacy

    Peyton Manning 's legacy is a Facebook relationship status that is crying for attention. It's complicated. Manning is the NFL 's all-time passing yardage and touchdown leader...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 117,332 reads 351 comments

  11. Impending 2016 Free Agents Who Can Cash in with Big Super Bowl 50 Performances

    Legacies will be made in Super Bowl 50, and so will a lot of money. Because as long as the Super Bowl and free agency have coexisted, players from reigning championship teams have hit home runs on the open market...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 45,238 reads 132 comments

  12. Wide Right 25 Years Later: A Super Bowl So Much Larger Than Just Scott Norwood

    Where were you when Bill Buckner cost the Boston Red Sox the 1986 World Series? Or at least when that long-suffering franchise finally did win a championship 18 years later? Where ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 151,847 reads 72 comments

  13. 17th Matchup Between Manning and Brady Should Actually Be a Defensive Battle

    It's already happening. Manning, Brady. Brady, Manning. Strictly guided by the headlines that have dominated and will continue to dominate the sports spectrum this week, you've got ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 70,795 reads 190 comments

  14. Chiefs' Timid, Depleted Offense Needs to Wake Up Ahead of Divisional Round

    On paper, the results from their Saturday wild-card victory over the Houston Texans indicate the Kansas City Chiefs are a force to be reckoned with entering the NFL 's divisional playoffs...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 35,828 reads 194 comments

  15. Uncertain Times Lie Ahead for 49ers Team Lacking Head Coach, QB and Direction

    It's hard to fault head coach Jim Tomsula for what happened to the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 NFL season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 38,469 reads 136 comments

  16. Denver Broncos Need to Sink or Swim with Peyton Manning in NFL Playoffs

    Peyton Manning 's steady, effective performance Sunday in a top-seed-clinching victory over the San Diego Chargers indicates that Manning's Week 10 benching in favor of young backup ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 88,475 reads 251 comments

  17. Patriots Weren't Crazy, Statistics Defend Choice to Kick in Overtime

    Hindsight can be a bully. Back in 2002, Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg famously opted to kick off to start overtime in a game against the Chicago Bears , leading almost directly to a game-winning Chicago field goal...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 36,702 reads 105 comments

  18. How Dangerous Are the Playoff-Bound Minnesota Vikings?

    With a 49-17 Week 16 victory over the New York Giants , the Minnesota Vikings are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012...

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  19. Regardless of Circumstances, Odell Beckham Jr. Deserves His Suspension

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might have had good reason to be furious with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during their matchup Sunday...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 71,137 reads 306 comments

  20. Carson Palmer, Emerging David Johnson Make Cardinals Prime Super Bowl Contender

    The NFL 's best offense doesn't reside in Pittsburgh, Carolina or Foxborough. No, with just a fortnight remaining in the regular season, the Arizona Cardinals confirmed in a blowout ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 17,375 reads 95 comments

  21. Russell Wilson Could Steal the MVP

    The NFL 's highest-rated passer this season? Not Tom Brady, Carson Palmer or Cam Newton . No, rather quietly, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has emerged on paper as the league's best pivot entering Week 15...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 28,314 reads 357 comments

  22. Tom Brady, Killer Defense All Patriots Need to Own the AFC

    On Sunday, the New England Patriots —a team already without key starters Julian Edelman, Dion Lewis and Nate Solder and attempting to work star tight end Rob Gronkowski back ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 39,282 reads 155 comments

  23. Is This Really the 'Year of the Injury' in the NFL?

    Does it feel as though nobody can stay healthy this year? It seems like NFL players have been dropping like flies, crippling rosters in popular football destinations like New England, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Baltimore...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 26,050 reads 89 comments

  24. Can Cam Newton Win NFL MVP Despite Pedestrian Passing Statistics?

    Football is the ultimate team game, and in 2015, quarterbacks are the ultimate team leaders. So it's no surprise that the man in charge of quarterbacking the NFL's only unbeaten team is widely viewed as the leading candidate for MVP...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 18,809 reads 227 comments

  25. Dominant Aerial Attack Makes Steelers Sneaky-Good Pick to Win AFC

    Pittsburgh Steelers starters Ben Roethlisberger , Le'Veon Bell, Kelvin Beachum, Maurkice Pouncey, Ryan Shazier and Cortez Allen have missed a combined 43 games. Bell, Beachum, Pouncey and Allen remain out indefinitely...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 24,864 reads 149 comments