1. 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 8 months ago 41,823 reads 93 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 33,228 reads 127 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 61,521 reads 134 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 15,630 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 112,506 reads 265 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 83,048 reads 238 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 20,858 reads 115 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 10,812 reads 16 comments

  9. Broncos Get Back to Basics in MNF Win, Set Blueprint for AFC West Title Run

    There were no secrets Monday night in Denver. The Broncos knew what to expect from Denver-turned-Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler, and Osweiler knew what to expect from the defense he faced in practice between 2012 and 2015...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 27,345 reads 117 comments

  10. Despite Consecutive Losses, It's Not Time to Hit Panic Button on Atlanta Falcons

    I completely get why Atlanta Falcons fans might feel the need to do it. I understand why, after a second consecutive heartbreaking loss, they may be reaching for brown paper bags in order to prevent or control hyperventilation...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 15,717 reads 103 comments

  11. With Career at Crossroads, Can Aaron Rodgers Single-Handedly Save the Packers?

    By now you're probably aware that Aaron Rodgers hasn't been right, nor has the Green Bay Packers offense. Rodgers is the highest-rated passer in NFL history, but he struggled last season without top receiver Jordy Nelson ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 12,862 reads 37 comments

  12. Otherworldly Start in the Past, Carson Wentz and Eagles Face Harsh Reality

    Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have returned to earth. Three turnover-free weeks into the 2016 NFL season, the Wentz-led Eagles offense had already scored 92 points, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 58,784 reads 154 comments

  13. Could Comeback Win over Colts Be Turning Point for Brock Osweiler, Texans?

    Entering Sunday night's home game against the Indianapolis Colts , the high-priced, revamped Houston Texans offense had scored an NFL -low 82 points in five games...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 20,714 reads 49 comments

  14. What Has Happened to Odell Beckham Jr.?

    A lot has been made of Odell Beckham Jr. 's temperament. Opposing defenders can get into Beckham's head, they say. They can cause him to lose his cool, lose his temper, lose his focus...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 82,684 reads 159 comments

  15. With Home Loss on MNF, Panthers May Finally Be in Hole They Can't Escape

    Winning without your franchise quarterback is never easy, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried their best to make it very easy on the shorthanded Carolina Panthers on Monday night...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 28,645 reads 101 comments

  16. Eagles Must Learn from Carson Wentz's 1st Loss

    Carson Wentz was eventually going to commit a turnover, and the Philadelphia Eagles were eventually going to lose. Unsurprisingly, those two events took place on the same day...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 47,530 reads 144 comments

  17. Could Brian Hoyer Be a Better Option for the Bears Than Jay Cutler?

    Brian Hoyer looks as though he'll make his third consecutive start in place of the injured Jay Cutler when the Chicago Bears play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 6,829 reads 32 comments

  18. Stifling Defense Quickly Becoming Calling Card of Undefeated Minnesota Vikings

    The Minnesota Vikings won't have offensive pillars Adrian Peterson , Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Kalil in their lineup for a long time. And yet the Vikes are 4-0...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 55,997 reads 133 comments

  19. Dallas Cowboys Have Become One of NFL's Most Intriguing Contenders

    For the third straight week, the Dallas Cowboys got it done. It hasn't always been pretty, and it hasn't come against particularly stiff competition, but Dallas has moved to ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 58,701 reads 194 comments

  20. Is Blake Bortles Overrated?

    The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't familiar with tight fourth-quarter scenarios. That could help explain why the 0-3 Jags have already lost two games this season in which they possessed the ball with a chance to win in the final minutes...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 22,093 reads 60 comments

  21. Atlanta Falcons Offense Might Be Enough to Mask Porous Defense, Spur Playoff Run

    Just so we're clear, the Atlanta Falcons aren't a completely good football team. And the New Orleans Saints team they defeated 45-32 Monday night is far from good on the defense...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 55,315 reads 166 comments

  22. Dak Prescott Might Be Too Good for Cowboys to Bench When Tony Romo Returns

    Quarterback situations involving rookie fourth-round picks should generally remain fluid, especially when you have a veteran Pro Bowl quarterback on the roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 162,216 reads 286 comments

  23. Is the NFL's New Kickoff Rule Backfiring?

    In an attempt to reduce the frequency of kick returns—and by extension cut down on injuries —the NFL decided in the offseason to put the ball on the 25-yard line after a touchback...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 71,861 reads 46 comments

  24. Real Deal Carson Wentz Already Boosting Eagles to Contender Status in NFC East

    NFL .com's Game Center doesn't tell the story, nor does Pro Football Reference's box score . That's because numbers don't do justice to the performance Carson Wentz put together Monday night in Chicago...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 461,457 reads 373 comments

  25. Are Sam Bradford, Stout Defense Enough to Propel Vikings to NFC North Title?

    The Minnesota Vikings were always supposed to contend in 2016, but the 2015 NFC North champions were considered contenders heading into the year primarily because of young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and superstar running back Adrian Peterson ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 103,198 reads 231 comments