1. Seahawks Soaring to Playoffs with Russell Wilson Playing Best Ball of His Career

    Not too long ago, more than a few pundits (including this one) were throwing dirt on the Seattle Seahawks . There wasn't going to be any third straight Super Bowl trip. Not with the defense faltering...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 30,526 reads 381 comments

  2. Arizona Cardinals Prove Once Again They're NFC's Most Complete Team

    What I'm about to say is going to rankle some people. Most of these people are centered around the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. The NFC's best team is not the team with the best record...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 63,667 reads 496 comments

  3. NFL Picks Week 14: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Just when we thought we knew everything. OK, when we thought we knew something. When we thought we knew anything . That's the thing about the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 213,897 reads 403 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Week 13 NFL Awards

    Anything can happen in the National Football League. That was certainly the case in lucky Week 13. Just ask the New England Patriots, who watched a four-win Philadelphia Eagles team ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 20,127 reads 108 comments

  5. Will Injuries Ultimately Derail Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes?

    There are some problems in the NFL that just can't be solved. They can't be solved by Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Or mastermind head coaches. Or talented teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 23,589 reads 163 comments

  6. Miracle Finish Saves Green Bay, but Big Problems Still Loom for Hobbled Packers

    Happy birthday, Aaron Rodgers . On a night when it appeared that the reeling Green Bay Packers were about to be dealt another devastating blow, their MVP quarterback reached ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 134,107 reads 324 comments

  7. NFL Picks Week 13: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The calendar has turned to December, and that can mean only one thing. OK, two things. The first is that if you watch TV for more than 11 seconds you will be reminded over and over ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 245,793 reads 505 comments

  8. Bleacher Report's Week 12 NFL Awards

    And then there was one. Week 12 was supposed to be highlighted by the 17th meeting between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. With Manning on the shelf, the script then flipped to the 10-0 New England Patriots' pursuit of a second perfect regular season..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 25,707 reads 99 comments

  9. Matt Hasselbeck Turns Back the Clock, Buys Colts More Time in AFC South

    At some point in the next six months or so, the Indianapolis Colts will sign quarterback Andrew Luck to a contract that will likely rank among the largest in NFL history. That's hardly surprising...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 7,396 reads 37 comments

  10. NFL Picks Week 12: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Things are starting to sort themselves out in the National Football League. We know some things for certain. The 10-0 New England Patriots are good...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 254,538 reads 452 comments

  11. Benching Johnny Manziel Casts Doubt on QB's Future, Makes Big Problem for Browns

    It was all coming together for Johnny Manziel . After his first career 300-yard passing performance, the second-year pro had been named the Cleveland Browns starter for the rest of the 2015 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 436,690 reads 540 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Week 11 NFL Awards

    The more we think we know, the less it turns out we actually do. After five weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were cruising right alongside the Carolina Panthers at the top of the NFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 26,624 reads 130 comments

  13. An Oral Remembrance of Odell Beckham's Catch Heard Round the World

    It can happen in an instant. In the NFL , careers can be both made and undone in the span of one play. David Tyree's time in the league was spent almost entirely in anonymity...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 75,386 reads 159 comments

  14. With Colin Kaepernick to IR, 49ers Clearly Heading Toward Full Rebuild

    Maybe this is it. Maybe this is finally rock bottom for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 50,044 reads 187 comments

  15. Jaguars' TNF Win over Titans Illustrates Sad State of Dismal AFC South

    Supposedly, there was a football game played in Jacksonville Thursday night. Allegedly, the Jaguars won this game, and in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-13, the Jaguars "rose" to within a half-game of "first place" in the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 38,394 reads 165 comments

  16. NFL Picks Week 11: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Well, you see, what had happened was... It's long been said that anything can happen in the National Football League. In Week 10, it did. Of the week's 14 games, 11 were won by the underdog...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 175,755 reads 232 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Week 10 NFL Awards

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Two short weeks ago, the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers met in a battle of unbeatens. When the Broncos trounced the Pack, all was declared well and good in Denver...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 45,577 reads 183 comments

  18. In Midst of Super Season, Cam Newton Is NFL's True MVP

    If you polled 100 NFL fans and asked them who the 2015 NFL MVP was entering Week 10, it's a safe bet the overwhelming majority would pick New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 41,379 reads 350 comments

  19. Bills' TNF Win over Jets Tells Tale of Rex Ryan's Playoff Past and Future

    Rex Ryan got his revenge against his former team Thursday night — by out-Jets-ing the New York Jets . In doing so, Ryan's Buffalo Bills demonstrated that they have adopted the personality of their boisterous head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 65,254 reads 66 comments

  20. Tyrod Taylor Key to Rex Ryan's Revenge Against New York Jets

    As the Buffalo Bills prepare to face the New York Jets on Thursday night, it's a game that's much more than a matchup between a pair of AFC East teams battling to stay in contention for a Wild Card spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 8,087 reads 6 comments

  21. NFL Picks Week 10: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were three. The Denver Broncos' loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9—after the Broncos handed Green Bay its first loss of the season the previous week—has whittled the number of undefeated NFL teams to three...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 321,992 reads 625 comments

  22. Larry Fitzgerald's Resurgence Has Cardinals Primed for Super Bowl Run

    As the Arizona Cardinals come out of their bye week and prepare to embark on the second half of their 2015 season, the team is 6-2, has a sizable lead in the NFC West and is widely considered one of the NFC's top Super Bowl contenders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 13,226 reads 49 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    And then there were three. Another of the NFL 's unbeatens fell in Week 9, with the Denver Broncos losing in Indianapolis to a Colts team that finally won outside the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 15,494 reads 68 comments

  24. Inconsistent Run Game Could Cost Broncos Much More Than First Loss of 2015

    When an NFL team doesn't lose its first game until the first Sunday of November, sounding the alarm regarding that team's shortcomings may appear, well, alarmist...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 11,283 reads 40 comments

  25. Browns Have No Choice—It's Time for Johnny Manziel to Take the Reins

    It's money time in Cleveland. With his performance in the Browns ' 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, quarterback Johnny Manziel has made something pretty clear...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 182,634 reads 376 comments