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  1. 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
  2. The NFL Awards They Should Give

    Robert Mays

    The NFL regular reason is over, and you know what that means: Awards season has begun! It's that time of the year for final arguments about who deserves football's hardware, but rather than rehash the cases for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers: Jamaal Charles for MVP, Peak Eli ...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Jamaal Charles: Playing against Jamaal Charles in fantasy yesterday was traumatizing. I'm not sure it's something from which I come back. Charles's 215-yard, five-touchdown day makes him the MVP of every fantasy league in which he was stil...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  4. All-22 All-Stars: Fletcher Cox, the Eagles' Budding Superstar

    Robert Mays

    As long as Chip Kelly is around, the Philadelphia Eagles will be defined by offense. When Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy came out playing at warp speed on Monday Night Football in Week 1, we were in. There was a lull in the middle of the season, but w...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Fly, Eagle, Fly: Nick Foles Is for Real

    Robert Mays

    For every football player, the helmet does a little something different. It turns some, like LaDainian Tomlinson, into superheroes. It felt like LT was from the future in part because he looked like he was. For others, it seems almost obligatory. I'm...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and NFL hipster

    Robert Mays

    How Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin — a bike-riding, socially conscious, Animal Collective–loving hipster — is redefining what it means to be a football player.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  8. Why 34-Year-Old Steve Smith Is Still the Soul of the Shiny New Pa...

    Robert Mays

    Explaining the excitement about the past six weeks of Panthers football is fairly easy. So many of us were rooting for Carolina last night against the NFL's bluest blood because the Panthers are new, and new is what we want. As ESPN flashed graphics ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  9. Week 11 NFL Viewing Guide: This Is What We've Waited For

    Robert Mays

    This is our reward. For everyone who kept the faith through weeks of Titans-Rams and Ravens-Browns, the days of meaningful, excellent football are finally here. Along with the underappreciated marquee game of the week, we have a pair of hugely import...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. How the Chiefs Built the Best Defense in Football

    Robert Mays

    Exactly one year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were 1-5 just starting a welcome bye week. Three days earlier they'd been embarrassed by a previously 1-3 Buccaneers team, 38-10, with 31 of those points coming in the second half. Kansas City was losing b...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. The Quarterback-less NFL MVP Rankings

    Robert Mays

    For someone who loves both giving awards and pro football, I should love the NFL MVP race. And maybe I would, if it weren't completely devoid of fun and/or intrigue. Bill Barnwell wrote about this in detail amid last year's uncharacteristically m...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Week 2 NFL Viewing Guide: Who's Got It Better Than Us?

    Robert Mays

    Game of the Week 49ers at Seahawks, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET In the NFL, rivalries are fleeting. There are exceptions (Dallas-Washington, Chicago–Green Bay), but stakes, as much as familiarity, are what breed contempt in pro football. If the Re...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. 0-Day NFL Warning: The NFL DEFCON Scale

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. We're finally here. After 113 days, th...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  14. 2-Day NFL Warning: A Team-by-Team Rundown of the 2012 Rookie Clas...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. Every year, we seem to spend more and ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. 6-Day NFL Warning: The Lesson to Be Learned From J'Marcus Webb

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. This morning, the J'Marcus Webb era of ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  16. 7-Day NFL Warning: The Return of Robert Griffin

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. I said I wouldn't do this. As someone w...

    Blog | August 29, 2013