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  1. The Championship Belt: NFL Defense Edition

    Bill Barnwell

    The Seattle Seahawks defense needs no introduction. As a group, it's accomplished just about everything a band of elite defensive players can be expected to do together. They've led the league in scoring defense. They've put together a...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. 2014 NFL Preseason Predictions Revisited

    Bill Barnwell

    With the lull between reviewing the conference championships and previewing the Super Bowl upon us, this is a good time to take a look at the season that's just finished up. I've already noted my preseason bets, and on our podcast on Friday...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Reading the Tea Leaves in John Fox’s Departure From Denver

    Bill Barnwell

    John Fox went from very employed to not especially employed in a matter of, oh, about 36 hours. The first rumblings I heard about Fox possibly being fired came out Sunday morning, when Jay Glazer reported that the Broncos were considering moving on f...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  4. Creating the New Joe Cool

    Chris B. Brown

    When Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy began his first NFL job in 1993, as a Kansas City Chiefs offensive assistant working with quarterbacks, he immediately inherited a rather tricky assignment: coaching Joe Montana. McCarthy had gone to...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  5. Week 17 Wrap-up: The MVP Finale

    Bill Barnwell

    The NFL's Most Valuable Player race boils down to a Battle of Wisconsin. In one corner there's the homegrown product: Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who was born and raised in the Badger State before playing most of his college career at W...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  6. Michigan’s Man: Is Hiring Jim Harbaugh Actually a Dream Res...

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's what would concern me, if I were a Michigan fan: that Jim Harbaugh might be taking this job (if he is, indeed, taking this job, as myriad reports suggest) by default. That he still would prefer to coach in the NFL,...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  7. This Is the End: Time for the Week 17 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    I want to find you the perfect Super Bowl bet. It's my holiday gift to you. We're looking for an undervalued long shot with a better chance to get lucky for four weeks than everyone realizes. A good exampl...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  8. The Grantland All-Pro Team

    Bill Barnwell

    The season is not quite over, but it's already time to start celebrating the best players of this 2014 NFL campaign. With one week to go and playoff coverage taking up time in the weeks to come, I've gone through my notes for the year, talk...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  9. The Sports Guy’s Week 16 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday column trying to figure out the exact moment when God started hating Cleveland (and whether He actually does hate Cleveland), click here. And now, the Week 16 picks ... (Home teams in caps.) JAGS (-4) over Ti...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  10. The Year in Holy S#!t: Football Heaven in the NFC Championship Ga...

    Andrew Sharp

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. It was the perfect football game. This was pure a...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  11. Dear Jim Harbaugh: Just Go to Michigan

    Andrew Sharp

    It makes sense that someone like David Cutcliffe would turn down Michigan to stay at Duke. It sounds crazy - and reports of the Cutcliffe offer/rejection were later debunked - but just think through the particula...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  12. The Week 15 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    We split Friday's column into two parts. If you missed my piece about Chainsaw Dan Snyder and the Deadskins, click here. Here are the Week 15 picks. (HOME TEAMS IN CAPS) RAMS (-5.5) over Cards I stand by this now-ridiculous pick. The...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  14. ‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: San Francisco’s Co...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell examine San Francisco's collapse, work their way through the NFC West, and debate gym attire during today's Week 14 wrap-up podcast. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  15. Week 14 Wrap-up: The Breaking Point

    Bill Barnwell

    It's all over for the San Francisco 49ers. Given their tenuous position in the NFC's playoff picture heading into Sunday, losing to anybody would have been bad. Losing to the crosstown-rival Oakland Raiders was even worse. Losing to them by...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  16. The Week 14 Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Two quick plugs, because it's officially the holiday season and I will NEVER catch you in a more charitable mood. Did you know that we released a 30 for 30 fifth-anniversary holiday gift set that includes five Blu-rays and 100 documentaries...

    Blog | December 05, 2014