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  1. Is This (Finally) the End of the Patriots?

    Bill Barnwell

    I don't think what happened last night is Tom Brady's fault. I'm going to tell you why, and it's going to sound like I'm making excuses, and in the long run, maybe that will end up being the case. It's entirely possible ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. 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
  3. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. The Four Teams That Have the Most to Lose by Starting 0-2

    Bill Barnwell

    If you want to be playing meaningful football at the end of the season, 0-2 isn't a very good place to start. I'm not exactly revealing a state secret by suggesting that teams that start the season with a couple losses are less likely to ma...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: AFC We...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Bill and Sal aren't as hot on the Broncos as Vegas is and think the Chargers, at the odds they are getting now, are a great bet to win the division and potentially get into the AFC Championship Game and maybe even the Super Bowl. Lis...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  8. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC West Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Believe it or not, the Grantland NFL Podcast team believes that the Broncos will make the playoffs in 2014. Will any other AFC West teams join them? Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes&...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. NFL Regression Party! Which Teams Will Disappoint Us This Year?

    Andrew Sharp

    One of my favorite traditions every year in football is regression season. It's those three or four weeks in August where everyone's quoting DVOA and adjusted win totals and point differential, all in the name of guessing which of last year...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Jamaal Charles, Keenan Lewis, and the NFL Head Games

    Jason Bailey

    Without his helmet, New Orleans cornerback Keenan Lewis was easy to read. You could see the frustration, the anger, the befuddlement on his face. Taught to play through pain, here he was languishing on the sideline against his will, unable to defend ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  15. Red Dead Execution: A Chiefs Fan in the Aftermath of That Game

    Corban Goble

    It was those white pants. I should have known when we wore those damn white pants. Sure, there were other ominous factors that were ignored at the time — that the usual sports bar viewing location was compromised; the hollow, concussed look ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  16. NFL Run & Shootaround: The Right Stuff

    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. Liftoff (G...

    Blog | January 06, 2014