1. Connor Cook Is the Raiders' Best Option Regardless of Matt McGloin's Health

    By default, the Oakland Raiders expect to start rookie quarterback Connor Cook in Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game at the Houston Texans ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 54,797 reads 125 comments

  2. Who Deserves to Be Fired After 2016 NFL Season?

    NFL coaches and executives lose their jobs every year on the first Monday after the conclusion of the regular season. It's such a twisted tradition that we've come to know it as Black Monday...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 40,587 reads 79 comments

  3. Kirk Cousins Has Earned Redskins' Money Despite Missing the Playoffs

    I get it, Washington Redskins fans. You feel the need to blame somebody, and in this day and age, the quarterback is usually that guy. He's either the hero or the patsy, with no middle ground...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 34,114 reads 191 comments

  4. Dak Prescott's Continued Improvement Positions Cowboys for Super Bowl Run

    I don't know about you guys, but Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys still had to show me something. Sure, the Prescott- and Ezekiel Elliott-led Cowboys had already clinched ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 121,064 reads 159 comments

  5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers Looking Every Bit a Super Bowl Contender

    Just a month after so many of us declared them dead, the Green Bay Packers are a victory away from entering the playoffs as a division champion and the NFL 's hottest team...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 56,155 reads 230 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 230,425 reads 79 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 39,342 reads 42 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 67,096 reads 117 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 93,278 reads 129 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 49,293 reads 77 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 25,087 reads 97 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 11,823 reads 60 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 20,981 reads 77 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 20,352 reads 119 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 24,305 reads 45 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 49,886 reads 96 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 19,429 reads 105 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 20,194 reads 79 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 61,985 reads 187 comments

  20. 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 12 months ago 38,813 reads 56 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 15,404 reads 72 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 41,477 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 34,540 reads 96 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 34,741 reads 123 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 41,885 reads 93 comments