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  1. Cousin Sal’s Week 13 Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    I had the opportunity to pass on my Week 13 NFL gambling blog post. The short week created a mad scramble by Grantland staffers to leave town. They deserve the break - especially from my nonsense - but t...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. You Shall Not ... Run? The Brick-Wall Rush Defenses of the Jets, ...

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to be a consistently good run defense in the NFL. Take ... wait for it ... the Bears, last season. In 2012, Chicago finished first in run-defense DVOA. Last season, it dropped to 32nd - from best to worst in a single seas...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  7. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. The NFL Discard Pile

    Bill Barnwell

    While the NFL dropped an incredible weekend of wild-card action onto our televisions this past weekend, the 20 NFL teams without playoff berths continued to move on with their respective offseasons. In the middle of writing previews and recaps, I was...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: The Lucky Chargers, the Scary Pac...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Packers: Aaron Rodgers wasn't particularly Aaron Rodgers–like, Eddie Lacy looked hobbled, the Packers' defense continued its horrendous stretch, and Green Bay still went into Chicago and won. After the game, Rodgers said it was great...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  10. 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
  11. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. About Last Night: You Can't Handle the Jags!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching Frasier with Jay Z, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Break up the Jaguars, winners of three straight after they topped the Houston Texans 27-20 in Jacksonville. According to the Internet, that three-ga...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: Lambeau Woes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy backing up your asshole son by trolling online forums incognito, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 win over an injury-depleted Green Bay Packers squad at Lambeau Field, creatin...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  16. Bill Barnwell on Week 9

    Bill Barnwell

    How did Carolina manage to maintain such a dominant four-game stretch? Plus, the rest of the worthy news from Week 9.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013