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  1. 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
  2. NFL Week 6 Winners and Losers: How Do You Spell Elite? F-L-A-C-C-...

    Robert Mays

    The Lions Defense This Lions performance had a lot in common with the last time Detroit played without Calvin Johnson. It was early October and Detroit was facing a division rival away from home. Offensively, th...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. Blood and Guts and Another Steve Smith Masterpiece

    Andrew Sharp

    On the first play, you could tell there was nothing to worry about. Joe Flacco rolled out, hit Steve Smith in the flat, and Smith immediately stiff-armed some helpless corner to the ground, picking up an extra five yards and a first down. Because wha...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Quarterbacks Illustrated: Mapping the Passing Interests of NFL QB...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last season, NFL quarterbacks attempted 18,104 passes. They completed just less than 60 percent of them, but that success rate depended on a number of factors, including who was throwing the ball, who was trying to catch it, and where on the field th...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. 32 NFL Teams, 32 Questions, Part 1: The NFC

    Robert Mays

    Preseason may be over, but that doesn't mean all the questions about teams have been answered. In a lot of ways, the regular season is about answering questions. Not the "Is Joe Flacco elite?" kind, but specific, granular queries about...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  6. #HotSportsTakes: The Perks of Being a True Professional

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Andy Dalton and redemption. CINCINNATI - It's not easy. It's not sexy. It's not cool. It's just work. Day afte...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The Ravens Are Ready to Lean on Their Defense — Again

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to question Ozzie Newsome. The Hall of Fame tight end turned general manager has run the Ravens for 18 years now. It's a stretch that includes eight 10-win seasons, two Super Bowl wins, and two more trips to the AFC Cham...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  10. 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
  11. I Suck at Football 2.13: Twice Exceptional

    Alex Pappademas

    I'm losing. It's happening in increments, but it's unmistakable. It's only Sunday and the week is slipping from my grasp. And I feel fine about it. The Lords Disick are playing a team called the Waterfront Based Acolytes in fantasyland and the Wa...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  12. NFL Thanksgiving Viewing Guide

    Bill Barnwell

    There's actually an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Day football games this year! Well, sorta. Lions-Packers would be a monumental tilt, but with Aaron Rodgers almost surely out with his broken collarbone, the Packers will have to turn to Matt Flynn f...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  13. NFL Run & Shootaround: Still the Same

    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. It Was All Good...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. #HotSportsTakes: Hide the Women and Children, Because Football Co...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Joe Flacco and life's little miracles. OWINGS MILLS, Md. — How bad do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice? Does football co...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  15. NFL Run & Shootaround: Begin the Begin

    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. May This Be the...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. The Broncos and Ravens and Some Predictions for Football's Welcom...

    Andrew Sharp

    We made it. We did it. Bill Simmons almost killed Robert Mays with the warning series. Bill Barnwell wrote 200,000 words every day and didn't even seem to blink, which is maybe more concerning. There was baseball that happened. Brian Phillips t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013