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  1. To Tag or Not to Tag: Assessing the Major Franchise-Tag Candidate...

    Robert Mays

    NFL teams have until March 2 to use the franchise tag on pending unrestricted free agents. Here's a look at who should get the tag, who should sign a long-term deal, and who might end up testing the waters of free agency....

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Welcome to the Super Bag

    Bill Simmons

    You know what really sucks? This is an especially good Super Bowl matchup. The big-picture stakes: Either the Seahawks will become the first back-to-back champs in 10 years or the Patriots will win their fourth Super Bowl and vault their coach and qu...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  3. The Championship Belt: NFL Defense Edition

    Bill Barnwell

    The Seattle Seahawks defense needs no introduction. As a group, it's accomplished just about everything a band of elite defensive players can be expected to do together. They've led the league in scoring defense. They've put together a...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. 2014 NFL Preseason Predictions Revisited

    Bill Barnwell

    With the lull between reviewing the conference championships and previewing the Super Bowl upon us, this is a good time to take a look at the season that's just finished up. I've already noted my preseason bets, and on our podcast on Friday...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  5. NFL Playoffs Postmortem: What’s Next for the Eliminated Tea...

    Bill Barnwell

    After the wild-card round, I went through the four teams that had been eliminated from the playoffs and gave a synopsis of the offseason they were each about to face. For all the joy that had come with those teams making the playoffs, all it...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  6. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': Recapping the Conference C...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Live from the scene in Seattle, Mays recaps the Seahawks' stunning comeback before the crew gets to New England's blowout win over Indianapolis on today's podcast. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  7. The Beast and Dragon, Adored: How Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wils...

    Robert Mays

    The tips of two yellow shoes, jutting out from the stall nearest the shower, gave him away. As the rest of the Packers milled around him in silence, Brandon Bostick, all 6-foot-3 of Brandon Bostick, sat inside his locker. His knees to&nb...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  8. NFL Conference Championship Wrap-up: See You in Arizona

    Bill Barnwell

    Seattle's comeback victory over Green Bay on Sunday afternoon in the NFC Championship Game is why we watch football. It's why we care about training camp cuts and mock drafts and advanced metrics, why we slog our way through preseason play-...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  9. NFL Run & Shootaround: Packers-Seahawks Go Full WTF in NFC Ch...

    Grantland Staff

    Andrew Sharp: That was the NFL's answer to the Iron Bowl. All I can think of is Marshawn Lynch running through the Packers for pretty much the entire game. When the Seahawks were on life support, Beast Mode bulldozing into the secondary was all...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  10. That Championship Mailbag: 2015 Edition

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday piece about the Brady-Manning rivalry and the hidden meaning of last Saturday's dramatic Patriots win, CLICK HERE. Before my Round 3 picks, let's tackle actual emails from actual readers. Q: How would Pe...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  11. The Forgotten Front Seven: Can Green Bay’s Defense Slow Dow...

    Robert Mays

    It's no surprise the NFC Championship Game has mostly been framed as a battle between the Green Bay offense and the Seattle defense. Both rank first in DVOA, the Packers are quarterbacked by the league's likely MVP, and the Seahaw...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  12. ‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: Conference Championship ...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell preview this weekend's conference championship games on today's Grantland NFL Podcast. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and The Grantland N...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  13. NFC Championship Preview: Packers vs. Seahawks

    Bill Barnwell

    The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Green Bay Packers 134 days ago in the game that kicked off the NFL season. It feels closer to 134 months ago. That was before the second Ray Rice tape hit TMZ, before Adrian Peterson's arrest, and before Roger Goo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  14. NFL Playoff Power Rankings: Who Do You Love?

    Andrew Sharp

    Why are you watching football this weekend? I was asking myself that very question this week, and that's when I made this list. It's championship weekend in the NFL. It's time to get prepared. Let's do some human power rankings t...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  15. Cousin Sal’s Championship Weekend Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    Greetings, degenerates. I normally skip the preamble to this blog and just go right to my crappy prop picks -- but because they were so far short of crappy last week I find the need to gloat. Let's recap: Patriots to score over 28 points (E...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  16. A Guide to Getting Past the Dez Bryant Catch

    Andrew Sharp

    When did every network hire its very own replay consultant? When did that become a thing that every broadcast needed? Having one Mike Pereira was bad enough. Now they're everywhere. The best part is how often these replay experts pop up...

    Blog | January 13, 2015