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  1. In the Belly of the Winston: Fat Jameis and More Key Story Lines ...

    Matt Borcas

    Any discussion of the 2015 NFL draft has to begin with Jameis Winston, and right now, any discussion of Jameis Winston has to begin with this photo: It surfaced over the weekend and immediately sparked a frenzy of speculation about Winston's ...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. Picking Season

    Bryan Curtis

    You there, with the cursor. I see you've just moved an officially licensed NFL jersey into your digital shopping cart. You're doing this on the NFL's website or on your favorite team's website. Or - l...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Football Season’s Finally Here: It’s Time to Open You...

    Kevin Lincoln

    This Sunday, the 2014 NFL season finally begins. You might disagree with me on this. You might say, "This is literally wrong, and you're an idiot." It is literally wrong, and I am an idiot, but that's not th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Seeding the NFL Playoffs, NCAA-Style

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I'm a little jealous of college football right now. While the NFL still has three weeks to go before we can finally figure out who will suit up in January, the various deliberations and tribulations surrounding the announcement o...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Week 12 Wrap-up: Together, We Appreciate Football

    Bill Barnwell

    The NFL has been more difficult to enjoy in 2014 than at any other point in its entire history. If you're a fan with a conscience, the moral and ethical question of whether football is something humans should do has weighed on you this year more...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. Cousin Sal’s Week 6 Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    Are you ready for some blowout football? It's here again. The Thursday night game. Or, as this degenerate NFL gambler likes to call it, Thump Day. Each of the four previous Thursday night affairs has been decided by 20-plus points. Seems li...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  8. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Why Won't Jacksonville Let Us Meet the Bortles?

    Kevin Lincoln

    Two weeks into the NFL preseason, things are playing out as they usually do: The eyes of football fans across the nation are cast toward Jacksonville, Florida. Blake Bortles - third overall pick in the 2014 draft, runner-up for the lead rol...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  11. Tough Talk

    Brian Phillips

    The NFL is so popular, and plays such a charged role in American culture, that it has become a large paradox. The league is a mirror of society, reflecting our difficulties with race, class, sexual orientation, and gender. But the league is also an e...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  12. The Triangle Sports Book Club: PFT Commenter’s 'Goodel...

    Matt Borcas

    From time to time, Grantland will review a new sports book. Most of these books will be bad. Today, we look at the new parody e-book from jesting Internet NFL scribe PFT Commenter. *** "In a time of universal deceit, tel...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  13. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. Rocket Science

    Louisa Thomas

    It takes a moment to spot Cameron Fleming on trivia night at the Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. Even though he's an NFL prospect at a faux-British pub where football means soccer, even though he's half a foot taller and 2...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. The Curious Case of Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Barnwell

    On Friday afternoon, a relatively quiet NFL scouting combine was interrupted by a stunning story, as Pro Football Talk quoted multiple league sources in reporting that the 49ers and Browns had nearly completed a trade that would have sent 49ers head...

    Blog | February 24, 2014