1. Jordan Howard: The Other Rookie RB Taking the NFL by Storm

    NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott has taken the league by storm in his rookie season. The No. 4 overall pick has 327 more rushing yards than anyone else in football, has gone over ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 230,292 reads 79 comments

  2. Jamison Crowder Is Much More Than Just an Undersized Overachiever

    Let's rewind four weeks to Nov. 24. It's Thanksgiving, which means the nation's casual sports fans are watching NFL football. The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Washington Redskins in a crucial, highly rated NFC East tilt...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 39,306 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 67,094 reads 117 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 93,271 reads 129 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 49,288 reads 77 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 25,084 reads 97 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 11,823 reads 60 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 20,975 reads 77 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 20,350 reads 119 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 24,279 reads 45 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 49,884 reads 96 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 19,428 reads 105 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 20,192 reads 79 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 61,981 reads 187 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 38,812 reads 56 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 15,368 reads 72 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 41,251 reads 10 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 34,540 reads 96 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 34,735 reads 123 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 41,856 reads 93 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 33,228 reads 127 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 61,542 reads 134 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 15,664 reads 22 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 112,515 reads 265 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 83,156 reads 238 comments