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  1. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Seeding the NFL Playoffs, NCAA-Style

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I'm a little jealous of college football right now. While the NFL still has three weeks to go before we can finally figure out who will suit up in January, the various deliberations and tribulations surrounding the announcement o...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The NFL Three-Quarters Award Winners

    Bill Barnwell

    We've made it three-quarters of the way through the NFL season, so that means one thing: It's time to catch up on the various award races. Every quarter, I run through the regular-season trophies to get a gauge on how perceptions are changi...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of t...

    Bill Barnwell

    The byes are finally over. Every NFL team has played 11 games, leaving five contests per team to go. That's 80 more NFL games over the next five weeks, likely ending with a Detroit-Green Bay game deciding the NFC North in Week 17. While th...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. Week 8 NFL Wrap-up: Ministers of Defense

    Bill Barnwell

    Sunday started with a game that felt like it was both played and watched (on television) by hungover Americans who would have rather been sleeping. The Falcons and Lions contrived to deliver a product that more closely resembled the World Le...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  7. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  8. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  9. Week 6 Wrap-up: Heavy Is the Head

    Bill Barnwell

    The one thing you can count on from season to season in the NFL is change. Since the league moved to its eight-division format in 2002, the average season has seen just three division winners retain their titles the following season. Given the strang...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  10. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  11. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  12. Week 4 Wrap-up: Building the Über-Team

    Bill Barnwell

    Through four weeks, the biggest on-field story in the NFL is parity. If there's a truly great team in the league this year, it has yet to reveal itself. The likes of Arizona, Cincinnati, and San Diego might rate among the league's best team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  13. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  14. NFL Week 3 Wrap: Stand and Deliver

    Bill Barnwell

    Selfishly, I wish that Broncos-Seahawks game had been what we saw in last year's Super Bowl. Can you imagine? Peyton Manning intercepted while driving his team down for a game-winning score, only to launch an improbable 80-yard, no-timeout drive...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  15. Big Blue Goes Gray: Everything We Learned From the First Two &lsq...

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, the returns on two new offenses came in with drastically different results. As you can probably tell from the 35-14 final score, the revamped Detroit Lions came through with flying colors. Eli Manning and the New York Giants? Whatever the...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  16. NFL Season Predictions, Part 2: The Falling Stars

    Bill Barnwell

    After starting yesterday with a look at the eight contestants for football's worst record, the Grantland NFL Preview continues onward by detailing eight teams that are likely to decline in 2014. Now, before you go any further, chill. This...

    Blog | September 03, 2014