1. 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 10 months ago 55,645 reads 371 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 14,866 reads 45 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 65,689 reads 165 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 64,551 reads 100 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 17,001 reads 158 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 48,873 reads 268 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 42,227 reads 112 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 29,834 reads 23 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 11,296 reads 84 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 61,498 reads 110 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 253,275 reads 58 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 11,674 reads 15 comments

  13. The NFL Doesn't Have a Kicking Problem

    In the midst of Week 4 action Sunday, as it felt as though place-kickers were experiencing meltdowns in NFL stadiums across the country, former NFL kicker Jay Feely offered up an interesting explanation for why that might have been happening...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 13,158 reads 21 comments

  14. Saints Stay Alive in NFC South, Show Signs of Life in SNF Win over Cowboys

    There was a time when the New Orleans Saints won pretty. And while in the fluid world of professional football there remains time for the high-powered, flashy Saints to return before 2015 has expired, Drew Brees and Co...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 35,111 reads 99 comments

  15. Can Antonio Brown and Julio Jones Rewrite the Record Books This Season?

    In recent years, we've seen passing records demolished, sometimes over and over again, as NFL football has evolved into its most pass-heavy era in history...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 17,828 reads 56 comments

  16. Denver Broncos Finding New Identity in Stifling, Opportunistic Defense

    When the Denver Broncos signed future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning three years ago, there was no doubt they figured Manning could be the key piece to a Super Bowl puzzle...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 24,762 reads 82 comments

  17. Browns Making Huge Mistake, Delaying Inevitable by Starting McCown over Manziel

    Mike Pettine has been infected. He has Cleveland Browns Syndrome and there's no known cure. There's no other way to explain why Pettine—the organization's second-year head ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 97,437 reads 294 comments

  18. DeMarco Murray Living Up to the Curse of 370 with the Philadelphia Eagles

    The Philadelphia Eagles should have known better. As head coach Chip Kelly gutted a talented roster in a second-consecutive incredibly strange offseason, the highest-profile move he made might have also been the worst...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 101,507 reads 135 comments

  19. Injuries to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant Not a Death Blow to Cowboys' Season

    One year ago, as the Dallas Cowboys were putting together their most successful season since they last won the Super Bowl in 1995, it became apparent that a modern-day edition of the team's famous Triplets had emerged...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 164,981 reads 284 comments

  20. Revenge in the NFL: What It's Like to Play Against Your Former Team

    Earlier this offseason, running back DeMarco Murray became the first player in NFL history to change teams as the reigning Offensive Player of the Year...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 months ago 200,022 reads 136 comments

  21. Don't Hit the Panic Button on Jameis Winston After Putrid 1st Start

    On the surface, Sept. 13, 2015 was not a good day for Jameis Winston . It was a memorable one, since it marked the 2015 No...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 months ago 30,267 reads 231 comments

  22. Aldon Smith Getting Fresh Start with Young, Talented Oakland Raiders Pass Rush

    This is scary in two different ways. First, the Oakland Raiders signing pass-rusher Aldon Smith is scary for the obvious fact that the 25-year-old has been arrested five ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 months ago 57,734 reads 196 comments

  23. Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Could Be an Offensive Rookie of the Year Contender

    Preseason standouts often serve as cautionary tales regarding the dangers of buying into hype, which is why it's important to temper your excitement regarding any and all rookie non-first-round ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 months ago 107,226 reads 162 comments

  24. The Peyton Hillis Story: From Madden Cover to Outside Looking In

    The popular Madden NFL 16 video game was released Tuesday, with flashy Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. gracing the cover...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 year ago 820,042 reads 282 comments

  25. Even If He's Lost a Step, Reggie Wayne Makes Too Much Sense for Patriots

    There's a reason six-time Pro Bowler Reggie Wayne remained on the open market for over five months this offseason...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 year ago 44,831 reads 98 comments