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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. Flying Lotus Is About to Make Jazz Fusion Cool, With Some Help Fr...

    Steven Hyden

    Let's say there were such a thing as an Uncommercial Album Ideas Generator. Obviously, the machine's first output would be "Rock Opera About Adrian Peterson." But the second idea would probably be &...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Adrian Peterson, Fantasy Football, and...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Chargers safety Eric Weddle joins the podcast this week after Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell talk about Adrian Peterson and fantasy conundrums. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Cousin Sal's Week 1 Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    We are back, baby! Hello, degenerates. I hope you had a safe offseason and enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. By the way - how ironic is it that on Labor Day weekend, 650 NFL players lost their jobs to roster cuts? Isn't the...

    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. Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far —...

    Matt Borcas

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. Knowshon Moreno and the Strange, Shifting Climate of the NFL Runn...

    Robert Mays

    It felt like the end for Knowshon Moreno. Only two years earlier, the Broncos had made the Georgia product the 15th overall pick, but as Moreno was helped off the field in November 2011, that status as a coveted prospected felt much further away. Alr...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. What Has Happened to the NFL's Running Game?

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not exactly a secret that the NFL is continuing to move away from its running-friendly roots. Through Week 11, this has been the most pass-happy season in league history. Teams are averaging 26.9 rushing attempts per game, which would be the fir...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  9. Hostage Situations: Meet the NFL Players Who Deserve to Be Set Fr...

    Andrew Sharp

    We're halfway through another NFL season, and this week the trade deadline came and went without any big news, because this is pro football. The only trade that happened involved some guy named Isaac Sopoaga. NFL teams never shake things up at the tr...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  10. NFL Trades That Should Have Happened

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday's NFL trade deadline came and went with a flurry of activi ... oh, just the one deal, then? I guess that works, too. Despite rumors swirling around everybody from Adrian Peterson to Kenny Britt, the only swap consummated Tuesday saw the ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Bad Quarterback League, Week 7: The Glorious Return of Josh Freem...

    Andrew Sharp

    Scott Van Pelt called it a "gruesome passing display" on SportsCenter. "It was brutal to watch him try to run a professional offense," Steve Young added. When the Vikings moved down the field toward the end of the night, Jon Gruden didn't even ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. The Quarterback-less NFL MVP Rankings

    Robert Mays

    For someone who loves both giving awards and pro football, I should love the NFL MVP race. And maybe I would, if it weren't completely devoid of fun and/or intrigue. Bill Barnwell wrote about this in detail amid last year's uncharacteristically m...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  13. Week 2 Fantasy Football Preview: Stop Trying to Be So Sexy, Would...

    Matt Borcas

    Week 1 is finally behind us, and with it the first-day-of-school nervousness that accompanies all new beginnings. Yes, Adrian Peterson can still make a 78-yard run look very, very easy. And yes, Brandon Weeden remains wholly averse to avoiding triple...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  14. The Trenchie Awards: The Eagles' Offensive Line, Cam Wake's Destr...

    Robert Mays

    The John Hannah Award for Road Grading Philadelphia Eagles offensive line The numbers sit squarely in the shadow of Adrian Peterson now, but two years ago, LeSean McCoy had the best season of any running back in the league. He finished 2011 ranke...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  15. If He Goes Down, We Go Down: NFL Injury Value in Vegas

    RJ Bell

    If Las Vegas voted for MVP, a quarterback would win every year. We explored the oversize impact of Johnny Manziel's season of uncertainty, and I reported about Las Vegas sportsbooks freezing in their tracks when Tom Brady limped off the practice fiel...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  16. Fantasy Football Preview 2013: Running Back Rankings

    Matt Borcas

    It's that time of year — when snakes, auctions, ADPs, keepers, and sleepers start to rule our football hearts and minds. This season, last year's Fantasy Island contest winner, Matt Borcas, will be providing some fantasy insight, starting with ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013