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  1. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. 32 NFL Teams, 32 Questions, Part 1: The NFC

    Robert Mays

    Preseason may be over, but that doesn't mean all the questions about teams have been answered. In a lot of ways, the regular season is about answering questions. Not the "Is Joe Flacco elite?" kind, but specific, granular queries about...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  4. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: NFC We...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    In the NFL's strongest division (according to Vegas), Seattle looks like it'll remain dominant, Sal likes the 49ers but Bill thinks they're due for a bad season, and Bill does some Tom Cruise-esque investig...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. NFL Regression Party! Which Teams Will Disappoint Us This Year?

    Andrew Sharp

    One of my favorite traditions every year in football is regression season. It's those three or four weeks in August where everyone's quoting DVOA and adjusted win totals and point differential, all in the name of guessing which of last year...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 NFC West Preview

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Barnwell and Mays continue their division previews with the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and the rest of the NFC West. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Gr...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Rory Roars

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy beginning a 15-day period of awkwardly pretending like you haven't been traded, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite a double-bogey on the 10th, red-hot Rory McIlroy fired a five-un...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  9. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Opening Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving one final baseball stadium curtain call to the Captain of Captains, Tracy McGrady, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Rory McIlroy opened up a one-stroke lead at the British Open at the Roy...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  12. Five Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's Massive Contract Extensi...

    Robert Mays

    1. WOW. Seriously?! 2. OK, everybody slow down. Claims that sports fans are smarter today than ever before are mostly right. When NFL contracts are announced, not a single informed person pays attention to that big number at the fr...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. Triangle Cheat Sheet: NFL Free Agency Day 1

    Patricia Lee

    We're one day into the NFL's free-agency signing period, and boy, has it been busy. We understand not everybody has time to follow every single Browns signing or 49ers signing, let alone the specific contract details of each. So to help ke...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  14. About Last Night: All Hail the King

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy propping the door to a career in baseball open with your Super Bowl ring, here are five stories you missed in sports on Monday: * LeBron James poured in a career-high 61 points for the Heat in Miami's...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  15. The Curious Case of Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Barnwell

    On Friday afternoon, a relatively quiet NFL scouting combine was interrupted by a stunning story, as Pro Football Talk quoted multiple league sources in reporting that the 49ers and Browns had nearly completed a trade that would have sent 49ers head...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. NFL Run & Shootaround: Gods of Carnage

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. What Will Reall...

    Blog | January 13, 2014