1. Embarrassing MNF Loss to Panthers Signals Doom for Lifeless Redskins

    Those who didn't watch Monday night's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins will tell you the game shouldn't have been close...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 67,043 reads 117 comments

  2. Dak Prescott Ends Cowboys QB Controversy with Big SNF Win

    Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott might not lead the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl LI, but his highly efficient if not spectacular performance Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably ensures he'll be given that chance...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 93,189 reads 129 comments

  3. Potent Offense Remains Saving Grace for Imperfect New England Patriots

    With the prince of pro football at quarterback, the usually sharp and efficient New England Patriots have made a habit of winning an ugly sport's games in pretty fashion...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 49,231 reads 77 comments

  4. With Rodgers Hot, Packers Becoming the Team Nobody Wants to See in the Playoffs

    A lot of us were ready to count the 2016 Green Bay Packers out when they lost four straight games in October and November...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 25,058 reads 97 comments

  5. Colts Establishing Late-Season Momentum with Blowout MNF Win over Jets

    The Indianapolis Colts haven't lost a game with Andrew Luck at quarterback since Oct. 30. OK, they had a bye week in there and Luck was in concussion protocol when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 11,794 reads 60 comments

  6. Steelers Quietly Becoming One of the Most Dangerous Threats in Crowded AFC

    If you ask all your football-loving friends and family members to make a short list of Super Bowl LI contenders, few of those lists will include the Pittsburgh Steelers , unless you live in or near Allegheny County...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 20,937 reads 77 comments

  7. Can the New England Patriots Survive Another Rob Gronkowski Absence?

    If the New England Patriots are going to reach their seventh Super Bowl in the last 16 years, they'll likely have to do so without the world's best tight end...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 20,293 reads 119 comments

  8. Death of the Blowout: 2016 Is the Most Closely Contested Season in NFL History

    What is the definition of a blowout? There's no universal answer, and it's probably safe to say blowouts exist only in the eye of the beholder. But most of us can agree that an NFL game decided by 30 or more points qualifies...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 24,171 reads 45 comments

  9. Aaron Rodgers, Packers Issue Warning Shot to Doubters with MNF Win over Eagles

    Mired in their worst slump in eight years, the Green Bay Packers didn't deserve our love or admiration. The depleted defense was embarrassed in four consecutive losses, and the uncreative, unbalanced offense simply wasn't good enough...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 49,815 reads 96 comments

  10. Derek Carr Stakes Legitimate MVP Case for Red-Hot Raiders in Win over Panthers

    Sunday against the Carolina Panthers , the Oakland Raiders defense surrendered four touchdowns in a 13-minute span. Early in the fourth quarter, the Raiders were devoid of momentum after choking on a 24-7 lead...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 19,411 reads 105 comments

  11. Flawed Steelers' Playoff Hopes Continue to Rest on Ben, Bell and Brown

    In a 28-7 Thanksgiving night victory over the depleted, struggling Indianapolis Colts , the Pittsburgh Steelers made two things plainly clear to even a tryptophan -plagued, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 20,157 reads 79 comments

  12. Oakland Raiders Continue Forging Path to Prime Playoff Seed with Win on MNF

    On two weeks' rest in a quasi-home game against a mediocre-despite-its-record opponent, the Oakland Raiders did not play well Monday night in Mexico City. Star wide receiver Amari Cooper had just two catches for 14 yards through three quarters...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 61,915 reads 187 comments

  13. Kirk Cousins, Washington Showing Signs of Another Late-Season Playoff Surge

    It happened right around this time last year. As we reached the middle of November, the Washington Redskins were 3-5, and their relatively new starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, was one of the NFL 's lowest-rated qualified passers ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 38,755 reads 56 comments

  14. Do the Vikings Have the Worst Running Game in NFL History?

    How much do the Minnesota Vikings miss injured superstar running back Adrian Peterson ? In the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, no NFL team has averaged fewer than 2.79 yards per rushing attempt over the course of a full season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 15,307 reads 72 comments

  15. Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Truths About Traveling in the NFL

    With the president of the United States waiting, Bob Eller had to make an executive decision. It was June 7, 2001, and George W. Bush was set to meet the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 41,034 reads 10 comments

  16. Giants Keeping Playoff Berth in Sights on Shoulders of Revitalized Defense

    For the first time in years, the New York Giants are winning because of —rather than in spite of —their defense...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 34,515 reads 96 comments

  17. Ezekiel Elliott Proves to Be Cowboys' True MVP as Dallas Overcomes Steelers

    Quarterbacks rule modern professional football. So when we think about the 2016 Dallas Cowboys , Dak Prescott's name usually registers first. It's not as though the rookie signal-caller doesn't deserve plenty of love...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 34,682 reads 123 comments

  18. Has There Ever Been a Rookie Duo Like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott?

    We don't need fancy numbers or historical comparisons to tell us the Dallas Cowboys ' rookie quarterback-running back duo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott is doing something special...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 41,689 reads 93 comments

  19. Seahawks Offense Finding Groove on Shoulders of Russell Wilson Resurgence

    They benefited from poor officiating, the defense struggled, the offensive line had more problems and the running game was nonexistent...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 33,199 reads 127 comments

  20. Packers, Aaron Rodgers Officially Out of Excuses After Loss to Colts

    After Sunday's 31-26 not-as-close-as-it-looked loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers no longer get a pass. Have they been hit harder by the injury bug than most other teams? Sure...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 61,472 reads 134 comments

  21. Cole Beasley: The Man Who Catches Everything

    Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are receiving the vast majority of the credit for the fact the Dallas Cowboys have shocked the football world with a 6-1 start...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 months ago 15,539 reads 22 comments

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

    Put simply, it's been a strange NFL season. A lot of supposed good teams have been bad, and a lot of perceived bad teams have been good...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 months ago 112,411 reads 265 comments

  23. Minnesota Vikings Showing Signs of Collapse After Brutal Loss to Bears on MNF

    Nobody can survive solely with great defense. Not in this offense-oriented, pass-happy era. That's why a second straight double-digit defeat has many wondering if the Minnesota Vikings sold us fool's gold to start the 2016 season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 months ago 82,198 reads 238 comments

  24. By Besting Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan Proves Falcons Are Legitimate Contenders

    Last week, after the Atlanta Falcons dropped a second consecutive game thanks in part to another fourth-quarter interception from franchise quarterback Matt Ryan , you couldn't blame Falcons fans for panicking...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 months ago 20,834 reads 115 comments

  25. Late-Blooming Lorenzo Alexander: From Glue Guy to NFL Sack Leader

    Lorenzo Alexander leads the NFL with nine sacks in 2016, despite the fact that the 10th-year Buffalo Bills pass-rusher had just nine total sacks during his first nine NFL seasons...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 months ago 10,759 reads 16 comments