1. 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 18 hours ago 144,851 reads 255 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 70,249 reads 46 comments

  3. 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 7 days ago 459,095 reads 373 comments

  4. 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 8 days ago 102,859 reads 231 comments

  5. Why Won't the Los Angeles Rams Give Jared Goff a Chance?

    Monday night in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Rams were shut out by a 49ers team that ranked 29th in the NFL on defense last season . They only mustered 185 total yards in the 28-0 loss, converting just three of 15 third downs...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 days ago 47,705 reads 124 comments

  6. Shorthanded Steelers Show off Top Contender Form with MNF Road Win over Redskins

    Monday night's victory over the Washington Redskins won't become Pittsburgh Steelers lore. The footage won't be used as an example of flawless football. The Steelers beat the Redskins, but the Redskins also went out of their way to beat themselves...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 14 days ago 33,917 reads 168 comments

  7. Fearless Raiders Prove They Have the Winning Mentality Required of a Contender

    Fourteen years removed from their last playoff appearance and 33 years removed from their last championship, the Oakland Raiders have for quite some time been trying their damnedest to recapture the franchise's glory days...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 15 days ago 33,376 reads 83 comments

  8. Short Drew Brees Extension Is Perfect Resolution for the New Orleans Saints

    For years, teams have awarded long-tenured head coaches one-year extensions to avoid the risks associated with lame-duck seasons. It's a good way to give a vote of confidence to a coach without breaking the bank with a long-term commitment...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 19 days ago 33,287 reads 37 comments

  9. Cowboys Enter 2016 with NFL's Top 2 Offensive Rookie of the Year Candidates

    When Bovada released 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds in May (h/t Odds Shark), this year's highest-drafted running back, No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott, led the way, followed by quarterback Jared Goff...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 22 days ago 67,818 reads 182 comments

  10. Chargers Fortunate Antiquated, Stubborn Practices Didn't Sink Joey Bosa Deal

    The San Diego Chargers could have stood firm on principle. They could have remained stubborn in their contract dispute with rookie No...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 28 days ago 64,919 reads 122 comments

  11. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Sunday's Action

    This is the dress rehearsal—Week 3 of the 2016 NFL preseason. On Sunday, six teams hope to get a better feel for how they're looking with the regular season just two weeks away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 29 days ago 29,608 reads 33 comments

  12. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Saturday's Action

    This is the dress rehearsal—Week 3 of the 2016 NFL preseason. On Saturday, 12 teams hope to get a better feel for how they're looking with the regular season just two weeks away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 8,973 reads 13 comments

  13. For First Time in Nearly a Decade, NFL May Have No Rookie QB Starters in Week 1

    Despite getting reps with starters Saturday, it looks as though Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff has an uphill battle to climb in the quest to start Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 32,299 reads 76 comments

  14. NFL Preseason Week 2: What to Watch for in Saturday's Action

    NFL preseason Week 2: This is the (sort of) real deal. They were just feeling things out last week, but the second full week of preseason games gives us a much better feel for what's happening throughout the NFL...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 19,743 reads 27 comments

  15. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for August 15

    With the preseason now in full swing, NFL training camps are already beginning to wind down. That's good news for exhausted veterans, bad news for youngsters trying to make roster ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 13,577 reads 38 comments

  16. NFL Preseason Week 1: What to Watch for in Sunday's Action

    Sunday in Santa Clara, California, the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers will be the last teams to open the 2016 NFL preseason. Both squads are facing myriad questions entering the exhibition season, so there will be plenty to monitor...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 12,374 reads 9 comments

  17. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 8

    An NFL training camp takes on a new life in the second week of August, mainly because the time has arrived to begin preparing for the start of the preseason...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 35,374 reads 46 comments

  18. NFL Players Sound off on the First Decade of Roger Goodell

    Over the course of the last 56 years, only three commissioners have reigned over the National Football League. Pete Rozelle ruled well before and well after the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, serving 29 years in that office...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 90,199 reads 119 comments

  19. Canceling of the NFL's Hall of Fame Game Is Embarrassing but Correct Call

    Preseason NFL games don't count, nor do they really matter. In fact, a lot of fans, players, coaches and league representatives—including Green Bay Packers president Mark ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 43,504 reads 39 comments

  20. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for August 1

    The first full week of training camps kicked off Monday for all 32 NFL teams. Big plays were made, noteworthy words were spoken, injuries were suffered, roster moves occurred...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 65,383 reads 48 comments

  21. After Yet Another Suspension, Jerry Jones' Cowboys Have Soul-Searching to Do

    Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys knew they were close. A controversial ruling on a Dez Bryant non-catch might have cost them a berth in the 2015 NFC Championship Game, leaving ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 74,606 reads 178 comments

  22. 10 Key Injuries to Monitor Entering NFL Training Camps

    Training camps are opening up throughout the country, giving us a chance to get first full glimpses at new acquisitions, highly touted rookies and—of course —those who are either returning from or trying to return from injuries...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 19,361 reads 33 comments

  23. Now Jerry Richardson Has His Own Statue, Which NFL Owners Are Next?

    One sign you've succeeded at life? Not only is a statue raised in your honor but said statue is flanked by a pair of sculptures of bad-ass-looking panthers...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 772 reads 1 comments

  24. Victor Cruz's Recovery Is Hopeful, but History Is Not on His Side

    It's been well over 600 days since Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz last played a regular-season NFL game...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 20,295 reads 44 comments

  25. A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game

    When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, you're forced to set the bar quite low in attempts to commemorate team accomplishments...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 months ago 5,797 reads 8 comments