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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play fo...

    Chris Brown

    In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. The Biggest Problem With PEDs in Pro Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday afternoon news broke that Ryan Braun was accepting a suspension from Major League Baseball and will miss the rest of the season. It's the sort of news that doubles as a tornado siren for 1,000 different sportswriters jumping out with variou...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell ranks the top assets in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell completes his ranking of the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets, with a few notes from The Sports Guy.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  12. The All-22 All-Star Team: The Vikings' John Sullivan

    Robert Mays

    The NFL is a nearly perfect television product. But the way football is presented limits our ability to understand the game. On a 100-yard field populated by 22 men, a press-box camera fixated on the ball leaves us without a proper vantage point of t...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  13. 78-Day NFL Warning: Bow Down to Adrian Peterson

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next three months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  14. A Recap of the 2013 NFL Season, Based on Nothing But the Outrageo...

    Robert Mays

    Everyone remembers that feeling on the first day of school. Rolling up in that brand-new collared shirt and the impossibly clean shoes. Not thinking, but knowing that, yeah, this is going to be my year. There was something reassuring about seeing eve...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. 114-Day NFL Warning: Percy Harvin Is a Seahawk, Everybody

    Robert Mays

    OK, so I know what you're thinking: If you're going to start a countdown this far in advance (which is admittedly crazy), why not just wait to start on a round number? I'll tell you why — because Simmons is the boss, and he wasn't going to go a...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. NFL Run & Shootaround: Love Will Tear Us Apart

    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. Field of Dreams...

    Blog | January 07, 2013