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NFL Power Rankings Week 5: Updated 2014 Analysis Before Thursday Night Football

Although there is still a lot of football to be played, the quarter mark of the NFL season is one of the first chances to really evaluate teams. We are now able to get a better perspective on teams that got off to a poor start but have turned things around (Indianapolis Colts) or squads that started hot but have cooled off (Buffalo Bills). Show More Summary

DeMarco Murray runs off with NFC offensive player of the month

There have been many calls in recent years for the Cowboys to make more of a commitment to the running game, but they have gone largely unheeded until this year. The Cowboys ran the ball early and often with DeMarco Murray over the first month of the season. It has paid off for the team,…

McAfee named AFC special-teams player of month

On Sunday, Colts punter Pat McAfee took a bow after executing a perfect onside kick against the Titans.  He can now take another bow. McAfee has been named the AFC special-teams player of the month. As a punter, the former West Virginia kicker-punter leads the league in net punt average at 45.6 yards, and he’s…

Marqise Lee will miss third straight game

The Jaguars have been shorthanded at wide receiver all season and that’s not going to change against Pittsburgh in Week Five. Cecil Shorts aggravated the hamstring injury that kept him out earlier this season against the Chargers last weekend and is expected to be out of the lineup for at least this week’s game as…

Kelvin Benjamin named NFL offensive rookie of month

The Panthers are minus one short, angry, bridge-napalming wide receiver. But they have a young, tall, happy one who is off to a good start. The NFL announced that Kelvin Benjamin was the league’s offensive rookie of the month for September. He has 21 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns, with at least 75 receiving…

College Football Week 6: Top 25 Upset Alert

Week 6 of the college football season is shaping up to be one of the craziest of the season. With that, it's time to alert the masses on which powerhouse will be upended. Bleacher Report College Football Analyst Adam Kramer highlights...Show More Summary

Jason Garrett: Any Cowboys charged with domestic violence won’t play

The Panthers and Vikings are shielding star players awaiting trial on the commissioner’s exempt list. The Ravens cut Ray Rice after video of him punching out his wife became public. The 49ers, on the other hand, are leaving Ray McDonald on the field while he’s investigated for domestic violence. But the Cowboys have made it…

Stanford vs. Notre Dame: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

For only the second time since the start of the 2011 season, Notre Dame is listed as an underdog at home. Perhaps it has to do with the fact No. 14 Stanford touts the nation's top defense. Or maybe it is simply a distrust of a young Notre Dame team that was rather sloppy in its last contest. Show More Summary

Alabama vs. Ole Miss: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Everything known about No. 3 Alabama either goes out the window or is dramatically reinforced Saturday when the Crimson Tide visit No. 11 Ole Miss. As this year's SEC West continues to flirt with being the best in history—six of theShow More Summary

How Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Can Revive Explosive Offense in Week 5

The Denver Broncos are coming off the bye week looking for answers. An offense that scored nearly 38 points per game last season is averaging just 25. It’s a small sample size, but the offense hasn ’t been particularly efficient or explosive,...Show More Summary

Rich Gannon rips into Oakland Raiders culture, questions team leadership

Rich Gannon bleeds silver and black. And yet he vomited all over his former team on Wednesday. The former Oakland Raiders quarterback appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio (per CSN Bay Area) following the firing of head coach Dennis Allen,Show More Summary

Report: Aaron Dobson benched for 'mouthing off' to Josh McDaniels

We might have a reason why Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson hasn't played the last two games.

Reggie Wayne joins Peyton, Unitas with 200 games as a Colt

Colts receiver Reggie Wayne played his 200th regular-season game on Sunday, all with the Colts, putting him in some very elite company. The only players who have appeared in more games in a Colts uniform are Johnny Unitas (206) and Peyton Manning (208). Wayne said he’s excited about the prospect of passing his old teammate…

Daily Fantasy Football Week 5: Lineup Advice, Matchup Guide for 1-Week Leagues

With only a couple of teams on bye in Week 5, daily fantasy football league players are left with tons of options for their lineups. The question is which stars will be most productive this week. Few people will miss players from the...Show More Summary

Browns vs. Titans preview

The Tennessee Titans enter the second quarter of their season facing what looks like a much easier schedule. But the Cleveland Browns that come to Nashville are a far better team than many league insiders imagined they would be. Given...Show More Summary

Roethlisberger: Blake Bortles is “a young me”

Heading into the draft, there were plenty of people comparing Blake Bortles to Ben Roethlisberger and the similarities haven’t been lost on the Steelers quarterback. Both players are tall, big quarterbacks who have shown an ability to use their feet to avoid pass rushers and salvage plays. Roethlisberger calls Bortles, who will be on the opposite…

NFL Predictions Week 5: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

If there's one thing in the NFL that's easy to predict, it's that things will be unpredictable. Week 4 served as an object lesson in that chaos. If you added together all the people who thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would beat the...Show More Summary

Cardinals vs. Broncos: Breaking Down Denver's Game Plan

The Denver Broncos are back at it this week after a bye in Week 4. They lost in Week 3 on the road against the world champion Seattle Seahawks, and now they’re back home to face another NFC West team—this time the Arizona Cardinals are their opponent. The Cardinals are a tough team to match up against on both sides of the ball. Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Week 5 Predictions

We enter the second month of the NFL and fantasy seasons, which means we have plenty of data to mine for weekly lineup decisions and matchup plays. Here's arguably the No. 1 thing we learned through September: The Jacksonville Jaguars...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Week 5: Complete Thursday Night Preview

Hopefully, your fantasy football team has benefited in some way from these Thursday night routs this season. We are four weeks into NFL 2014, and the first game of each week has been decided by a minimum of 20 points. But that meansShow More Summary

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