1. What Makes the NFC East so Crazy?

    The tenants of the NFL 's NFC East division are, according to Forbes , among the nine most valuable franchises in American football and the 20 most valuable sports franchises in the world...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 17,066 reads 170 comments

  2. Time to Bring an End to the Jeff Fisher Era in St. Louis

    The St. Louis Rams are done. They've lost four straight games after a 4-3 start, all but ensuring they'll finish out of the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 8,965 reads 60 comments

  3. Seahawks' Big Win Proves Costly with Loss of Jimmy Graham

    While technically true, the oversimplified adage about a win being a win is in reality an attempt to excuse any of the negative circumstances surrounding said win...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 25,251 reads 47 comments

  4. Cowboys Must Finally Surrender to Lost Season After Ugly Loss, Tony Romo Injury

    For all intents and purposes, the Carolina Panthers ended the Dallas Cowboys ' season with a 33-14 victory at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving, leaving the Cowboys and their fans thankful merely for the fact 2016 is only five weeks away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 91,800 reads 396 comments

  5. Who the Heck Is Thomas Rawls?

    If you had conducted a preseason poll asking fans across the nation who the most important member of the Seattle Seahawks was, I'm betting Marshawn Lynch would have won, not Thomas Rawls...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 29,744 reads 31 comments

  6. Resiliency Becoming Arizona Cardinals' Trademark in Hunt for Super Bowl

    To be a Super Bowl team, you must be resilient. Nobody ever has made and nobody ever will make a Super Bowl run without facing significant obstacles...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 15,523 reads 42 comments

  7. LaDainian Tomlinson: An Epic and Misunderstood Hall of Fame Career

    LaDainian Tomlinson , whose number the San Diego Chargers will retire Sunday, is the fifth-leading rusher in NFL history...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 206,978 reads 213 comments

  8. Could the Washington Redskins Be a Dark Horse in the Wide-Open NFC East?

    For the entirety of the 2015 NFL season, the NFC East has been a horror flick. But in most good scary movies, the killer is the guy you least expect...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 8,430 reads 127 comments

  9. Arizona Cardinals Are the New Class of the NFC West

    The Seattle Seahawks may be the two-time defending division champions, but the guard has been changed. The NFC West now belongs firmly to the Arizona Cardinals , who fought through ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 26,967 reads 119 comments

  10. NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for Week 9

    It's just another cold, mundane school day in the middle of November. You may or may not have finished yesterday's homework, but you've smartly resisted using up familial social capital by faking sick...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 211,160 reads 348 comments

  11. Is Win over Broncos Enough to Save Indianapolis Colts' Season?

    It wasn't pretty, but that's rarely the case in the ugly game of football, especially when you defeat a team that hasn't lost in two months...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 14,357 reads 142 comments

  12. Motivation, Unlikely Mentor Fuel Always Underrated Allen Hurns' Rise to Stardom

    Moments before the start of every game, Allen Hurns dons his headphones for about five quiet minutes at his stall in the Jacksonville Jaguars dressing room...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 32,460 reads 34 comments

  13. Is Todd Gurley En Route to Becoming the NFL's Best Back?

    At very few positions and in very few sports can a player become the best at his craft only weeks into his professional tenure...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 81,204 reads 293 comments

  14. With Ascending Derek Carr, Raiders Finally Look Like Legitimate Playoff Team

    Since they were demolished by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Oakland Raiders have won an NFL -low 60 games over the course of 12-plus non-playoff seasons...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 55,684 reads 371 comments

  15. Ryan Mathews Deserves to Start Ahead of DeMarco Murray for Eagles

    I get it, I really do. DeMarco Murray makes twice as much money as Ryan Mathews, and he was Chip Kelly's staple acquisition in his first offseason with complete autonomy over the Philadelphia Eagles' roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 14,892 reads 45 comments

  16. Carolina Panthers Remain Undefeated, and It's Not All Cam Newton's Doing

    A lot has been made of the fact that superstar Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn't surrounded by many established offensive weapons, and that's a big reason why Newton ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 65,762 reads 165 comments

  17. What's Wrong with Eddie Lacy?

    Supported by the highest-rated passer in NFL history and a great defense, there were incredibly high hopes for third-year Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy entering 2015...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 64,930 reads 100 comments

  18. Joe Flacco Simply Isn't Good Enough to Carry These Baltimore Ravens

    For the entire 21st century, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer has been a poster child for those clinging to the notion that a bad quarterback can indeed win the Super Bowl...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 17,130 reads 158 comments

  19. Superman Cam Newton Building MVP Resume, Leading Undefeated Panthers

    Cam Newton 's numbers aren't pretty, and that isn't likely to change dramatically between now and the end of the 2015 NFL season. But Newton is the Carolina Panthers ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 48,953 reads 268 comments

  20. Do Matt Cassel, Christine Michael, La'el Collins Deserve to Start for Cowboys?

    Despite having lost three straight games without Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys are still right in the thick of things in the wild NFC East...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 42,252 reads 112 comments

  21. Late-Blooming Gary Barnidge Might Just Be the NFL's Most Interesting Man

    Until recently, you couldn't blame a casual football fan for not having heard of veteran Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 30,096 reads 23 comments

  22. Messy Start Should Have Lions Rethinking Long-Term Plans for Stafford, Caldwell

    The 0-5 Detroit Lions are such a talented hot mess—and have been for so long —that it's fair to wonder if they'd be better off rebuilding, conceding painfully that they've ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 11,314 reads 84 comments

  23. Jamaal Charles Injury Could Signal End of an Era for Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs didn't just lose a battle with the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, but with star running back Jamaal Charles suffering what appears to be a season-ending knee injury, the Chiefs might also have lost the war...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 61,600 reads 110 comments

  24. Jacquies Smith's Wild Ride to Become the NFL's Best Player You've Never Heard of

    By no means can we perform a scientific study of one's popularity merely by using Twitter, but consider this: Taylor Swift has 64.5 million Twitter followers, Drew Brees has 2...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 253,439 reads 58 comments

  25. 10 Years After the NFL's Historic Mexican Debut, the League Hasn't Forgotten

    Ten years ago this month, at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the NFL played its first-ever regular-season game outside of the United States...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 11,951 reads 15 comments