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  1. NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers: Seattle Runs Rampant, Atlanta Sta...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks This started coming into view last month when Carson Palmer -- and then Drew Stanton -- went down just as the defending champs began to heat up. The fight for the NFC West seemed like one o...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The Sins of the New Orleans Saints

    Robert Mays

    The Saints spent this offseason checking off nearly every box on the Contender Checklist. Despite bumping up against the cap, they did enough we'll-deal-with-this-later shuffling to lure Jairus Byrd in free agency. They followed that by tra...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers: The ACC Bills, Antonio Gates, and ...

    Robert Mays

    Antonio Gates He turned 34 in June, but the Antonio Gates from yesterday looked a lot like the Antonio Gates we met a decade ago - an unstoppable red zone machine, one that caught touchdown after touchdown. He had three Sunday as the Cha...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. NFL Week 2 Wrap: A Tale of Two Cities

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 2 showed why you shouldn't jump to conclusions after one week of football. Five teams won by 15 points or more in Week 1, and on Sunday, four of them -- the Vikings, Lions, Seahawks, and Titans -- lost their second game by an average of mor...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. The Thankless Life of Caretaker Quarterbacks

    Kevin Lincoln

    Let's flash back to 2004. San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees is coming off a season in which he threw for 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing only 57.6 percent of his passes, going a miserable 2-9 in the 11 games he s...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. An Update on What All 32 Starting Quarterbacks Are Doing (SPOILER...

    Kevin Lincoln

    Through the combined powers of the World Cup and the LeBronnening, and apart from a few brief salvos about the Washington Racist Team Names(TM), professional American football faded into the background for about a month. We all needed the break! B...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. Divisional Deja Vu: Five Lessons From the First Installments of T...

    Robert Mays

    Three of this weekend's divisional-round playoff games are matchups we've already seen at least once this season. We went back and watched the first installment of all three to see what lessons might be learned before getting to Round 2. 1. The Pa...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  9. NFL Divisional Round Pain and Gain

    Robert Mays

    Wild-card weekend was a nearly perfect weekend of football, and it's because what we got out of it is exactly what we hoped for. The first round of the NFL playoffs is supposed to be about craziness. We want 45-44 wins, and weird upsets, and Beast Mo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. Cousin Sal's NFL Wild-Card Weekend Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: +60,000 jermajesties Season total: -134,500 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  11. NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Snowy LeSean McCoy, Fallen Record...

    Robert Mays

    Winners LeSean McCoy: Weather was a theme all over the league yesterday, but what happened in Philadelphia was something entirely different. I can't remember a game in which diving for the ball meant players temporarily disappearing. When ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  12. Week 14 NFL Viewing Guide: Two Guys Named Mathis, and the Seconda...

    Robert Mays

    Line Play Nerdery of the Week Robert Mathis, OLB, Colts v. Andrew Whitworth/Anthony Collins, Bengals Evan Mathis, G, Eagles v. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Lions Two of the better line-play matchups of the week happen to come in games that mirror each oth...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Fantasy Football Week 14 Preview: Playoffs? Are You Kidding Me? P...

    Matt Borcas

    It's the very first playoff edition of the fantasy football preview post! Let us start by acknowledging our patron saint, Jim Mora. We do want to talk about playoffs, Jim, because there is so very much to discuss. For instance: Is Andrew Luck'...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  14. The NFL's Three-Quarters-Season Awards Winners

    Bill Barnwell

    Believe it or not, we're already three-quarters of the way through the NFL season. As we approach Week 14, each team has 12 games in the books and four games left to go, which means that it's time to take stock of the league at the quarter pole. Toda...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. Death, Taxes, and Seattle at Home: The Seahawks Have Paved Their ...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks don't seem to get how this works. Becoming one of the best teams in football is a clearly defined process, and while they followed some of the early steps — find a franchise quarterback, build a great defense (although that one is ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  16. NFL Run & Shootaround: Top Cats

    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. You're Going to...

    Blog | November 11, 2013