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  1. The Week 15 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    We split Friday's column into two parts. If you missed my piece about Chainsaw Dan Snyder and the Deadskins, click here. Here are the Week 15 picks. (HOME TEAMS IN CAPS) RAMS (-5.5) over Cards I stand by this now-ridiculous pick. The...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 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 Week 14 Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Two quick plugs, because it's officially the holiday season and I will NEVER catch you in a more charitable mood. Did you know that we released a 30 for 30 fifth-anniversary holiday gift set that includes five Blu-rays and 100 documentaries...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. Week 13 Wrap-up: A February Preview?

    Bill Barnwell

    If Sunday's game between the Packers and the Patriots was actually a preview of the Super Bowl, we've got a very exciting game on tap in February. Green Bay's 26-21 victory over New England was a rare bird, a game in which the Packers ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

    Bill Simmons

    On Sunday night, I thought I had a foolproof plan: Watch Survivor Series with my son, record the Giants-Cowboys game on DVR, then rip through the second half of football after wrestling ended. Of course, I never expected to miss the most randomly thr...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Welcome to the Week 12 Thunderdome

    Bill Simmons

    When your mailbag question inspires me to email multiple friends and colleagues asking for their answers, then congratulations -- you've completed the Mailbag Video Game. There's no parting prize other than my eternal respect. A reader acc...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. Sorting Through the Disaster That Is the NFC South

    Bill Barnwell

    I can't get enough of the NFC South. Football's most appalling division actually went 2-2 on Sunday and even picked up an interdivision win, albeit with Tampa Bay beating Washington, which might be the NFC South's honorary fifth member...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers: Packers Set the Pace, Watt Does a...

    Robert Mays

    The Packers Just inside the Packers locker room, off to the right in an adjacent equipment room, a wooden carving of the season's defining word sits on a shelf in plain view. "It was a gift," a smiling Aaron Rodgers s...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  11. The 2013 NFL Redraft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be a mess. 2012 had Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. 2014, even a year in advance, held Jadeveon Clowney in what was regarded as one of the deepest draft classes in league history. 2013 was the awkward year in betwee...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  12. Week 8 Picks: A Gambling Epiphany

    Bill Simmons

    The last time I wrote a Friday football column -- 35 days ago, if you're keeping score -- Washington fans thought they had upgraded from RG3 to Kirk Cousins, Bills fans were dreaming about EJ Manuel leading them to the Super Bowl, Seattle f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. 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
  14. The NFL Trading Deadline: Who Is the Next Percy Harvin?

    Bill Barnwell

    One of the disappointing things about covering the NFL as opposed to one of the other major professional sports is the lack of in-season trades. Baseball, basketball, and hockey all have active trade deadlines with months of rumors leading up to a fl...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  15. Ranking the NFL’s Non-Playoff Teams

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, I ran through the league's eight divisional leaders and tried to figure out which of them were most likely to hold on to their spots over the 11 weeks to come. Sorry for jinxing you, Colts and Patriots. Today, I'm going to run t...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  16. 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