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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Week 5 Fantasy Football Review: Look, Not Everyone Can Draft As W...

    Matt Borcas

    Daniel Radcliffe named his fantasy football team Barkevious Mingo's Mum, and now that I know that, my life is complete. Wizards are surely mankind's finest fake football players, and they apparently boast unrivaled team-naming prowess, so we can assu...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell on how the Saints became dominant

    Bill Barnwell

    How the Saints turned a band of unwanted castoffs into an NFL success story.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  14. Handing Out the NFL's Quarter-Season Awards

    Bill Barnwell

    During Monday Night Football, Jon Gruden noted that every one of the coaches he knows (which is presumably a lot of coaches) breaks up the season into four quarters. It's their way of breaking down the season into manageable chunks; if you can go 2-2...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  15. Grantland NFL Podcast: The Struggling Rams, the Resurgent Niners,...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell break down what went wrong for the Rams last night before getting to the Week 4 preview. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here....

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  16. 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