1. Ranking the 2017 Free-Agent Class by Position

    Free agency in the National Football League may follow the same basic schedule each season, but every year is unique. Some seasons, the shelves of this meat market are awash in wide receivers...

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  2. Overpaying Jason Pierre-Paul Would Be A Huge Mistake in 2017 Free Agency

    Teams across the NFL are already looking ahead to the next campaign. In the National Football League, there is no offseason. Among the first orders of business is the annual marketplace known as free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 16,305 reads 0 comments

  3. Super Bowl Debacle Should Give 49ers Second Thoughts About Kyle Shanahan

    The past couple of seasons have been nothing short of disastrous for the San Francisco 49ers . A team that not too long ago was playing in the Super Bowl finished 2016 as the worst squad in the NFC...

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  4. Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus NFL Honors Awards

    On Saturday, the most glamorous event in America will take place in Houston. A night filled with flash bulbs, red carpets and the best and biggest stars decked out in their finest regalia...

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  5. Super Bowl 51: Expert Consensus Picks for the Title Game

    You may not have heard, but there's a rather important football game this weekend. In fact, some have gone so far as to call it "Super...

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  6. 2017 NFL Free Agency: Projecting the Price Tag of the Top 20 Available Players

    Break out the checkbooks. Get those signing hands limbered up. And prepare to dole out some serious cheddar. Before you know it, the 2017 league year will begin in the National Football League...

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  7. 2017 Pro Bowl Proves Effort Is All That's Needed to Fix NFL's All-Star Event

    For years, fans, pundits and even the NFL have speculated wildly about how to "fix" the Pro Bowl—an annual snoozer where players sleepwalked through a slopfest that ended ...

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  8. First-Time Pro Bowlers Who'll Become Regulars at NFL's All-Star Game

    There isn't a more mocked and derided event on the NFL calendar than the annual Pro Bowl. Veteran players back out of the game in droves. For years, pundits have called for the game to be eliminated altogether...

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  9. Philadelphia Eagles' 2017 Free-Agency Big Board

    The Philadelphia Eagles ' 2016 season was equal parts hopeful and disappointing. To be brutally honest, the latter emotion had more to do with unrealistic expectations than anything the Eagles did on the field...

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  10. Oakland Raiders' 2017 Free-Agency Big Board

    The sting of how it ended aside, 2016 was the Oakland Raiders ' best season in a good long while. After a postseason drought of over a decade, the Raiders won 12 games and made the playoffs...

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  11. NFL Conference Championship Picks: B/R Expert Preview and Predictions

    The Final Four is here! OK, so not that Final Four. That happens in March, silly. The NFL 's final four, on the other hand, has arrived. Four fortunate and successful NFL franchises find themselves one win away from Super Bowl LI in Houston...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 270,244 reads 183 comments

  12. NFL Divisional Round: Everything You Need to Know for Sunday

    We're halfway home. With the divisional round of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs at the midway point, a postseason tournament that began with 12 teams now has six. Two of those teams have already advanced to the conference championship games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 9,833 reads 22 comments

  13. NFL Playoffs 2017: Takeaways from Seahawks vs. Falcons and Texans vs. Patriots

    We now know the first half of the NFL 's final four. The divisional round of the 2017 NFL playoffs got underway Saturday, and in at least one respect it followed the same script as Wild Card Weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 54,548 reads 116 comments

  14. Sean McVay Is the Bold, Aggressive Hire the Los Angeles Rams Desperately Need

    The first season of the NFL 's return to Los Angeles did not go especially well. At all. A listless Rams team pitched and lurched its way to a 4-12 record. No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 49,644 reads 90 comments

  15. NFL Playoff Predictions: Expert Consensus Divisional Picks

    And then there were eight. Last week's Wild Card Round wasn't particularly wild. Not only did all four higher-seeded teams emerge with the win, but none of the games were especially close...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 227,698 reads 431 comments

  16. Young Defense Is Key to Atlanta Falcons Avoiding One-and-Done in the Playoffs

    A prolific passing game under MVP candidate Matt Ryan propelled the Atlanta Falcons to the No. 2 seed in the NFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 14,371 reads 79 comments

  17. NFL Wild Card Sunday: Takeaways from Miami vs. Pittsburgh and NY vs. Green Bay

    Wild Card Weekend is complete. One day after the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks won at home in convincing fashion, four more teams took to frigid playing fields Sunday to determine the final two participants in the divisional round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 48,354 reads 119 comments

  18. Raiders vs. Texans: Complete Wild Card Gameday Preview

    On Saturday afternoon, the 2017 NFL playoffs get underway when the Oakland Raiders travel to Houston to face the Texans. For the Raiders, it's their first playoff appearance since getting throttled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 2,772 reads 3 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season is underway. Or at least it will be on Saturday. This weekend brings with it the first round of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs . Wild Card Weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 157,959 reads 275 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus NFL All-Pro Team

    With all due respect to the Pro Bowl and the All-Star Games in baseball, basketball and hockey, they are essentially popularity contests. It isn't an insult. In all of those instances, fans play a large part in selecting the teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 180,968 reads 430 comments

  21. NFL Free Agency 2017: An Early Breakdown of This Year's Class

    After 17 weeks, 512 games and over 30,000 minutes of play, the 2016 NFL regular season is over. For 12 fortunate and successful franchises, the fun is only beginning...

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  22. Dream Season for Injury-Ravaged Raiders Headed for Nightmare Finish

    At first glance, fans of the Oakland Raiders seemingly have plenty to be happy about. Despite falling 24-6 on the road to the Denver Broncos in Week 17, the Raiders are a 12-win team headed to the playoffs for the first time sine 2002...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 60,140 reads 243 comments

  23. Rex Ryan's Failure in Buffalo Hammers Home That He's Just Not a Good Head Coach

    If talking won football games, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would have nothing on Rex Ryan . During his tenures with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills , Ryan certainly talked the talk...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 29,027 reads 37 comments

  24. Even After QB Change, the Texans Still Can't Be Taken Seriously

    The Houston Texans received an early Christmas gift on Saturday. Thanks to a listless performance from the Indianapolis Colts and a brutal injury that befell Tennessee Titans ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 46,307 reads 130 comments

  25. Slowing Momentum, Offensive Woes Leave Giants' Playoff Hopes in Question

    The New York Giants entered Thursday night with a clear edict: Beat the floundering Eagles in Philly, and the surging team would be in the playoffs for the first time since their Super Bowl run in 2011...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 49,097 reads 146 comments