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  1. 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
  2. The It Factor

    Bill Barnwell

    If you want to succeed in the NFL, you simply have to have that "It Factor." The defending Super Bowl champions are led by a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who, Jon Gruden said, "had the 'it' factor unlike any quarterback I&#03...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Matthew Stafford Is Armed and Dangerous

    Robert Mays

    When Bill Barnwell laid out his plans for QB Crossroads Week to the rest of the staff during our NFL preview meeting, there was some surprise that Matthew Stafford wasn't invited to the party. Based on the theme established with the...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. Five Years Later, the 2009 NFL Draft May Be the Worst Ever

    Robert Mays

    Twenty years later, we can reasonably call 1994 the birth of modern NFL drafting. That's when the NFL went to a seven-round format, down from eight the previous season. Over that time period, and with five years of perspective, it&#039...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Aaron Rodgers, the Packers, and the Crazy NFC North

    Robert Mays

    On the craziest day of the NFL season — as the Chargers hung 41 on the Chiefs, Tom Brady put together another classic, and the Cardinals stepped right into the playoff race — the NFC North still did its best to remain the most insane situ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. The Occasionally Brilliant, Mostly Infuriating Detroit Lions

    Robert Mays

    After yesterday, I have all the proof I need. I don't know what it is about this year, but I'm now convinced that more teams than ever just have no interest in going to the playoffs. The Bengals held off the Browns, but they needed two defensive scor...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  8. Week 8 NFL Viewing Guide: Diamonds in the Rough

    Robert Mays

    There's no use in deluding ourselves — this week's slate of games is pretty terrible. After maybe the most anticipated prime-time matchup of the season last Sunday, the most we have to look forward to in Week 8 is a Cowboys-Lions game in which ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  9. Week 5 NFL Viewing Guide: Let's Talk About J.J. Watt and the Univ...

    Robert Mays

    Line Play Nerdery of the Week J.J. Watt vs. the 49ers, 8:30 p.m. ET So, this is happening. It doesn't get much better than the NFL's best defensive lineman against the NFL's best offensive line. I'm putting this game right up there with Gravity i...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  10. Grantland NFL Podcast: The Colts' Big Win, Josh Freeman's Benchin...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell talk about the benching of Josh Freeman and review the best NFL Week 3 action before turning to their Sunday spent adopting the Lions. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Gra...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. The Debut of Our NFL Preview Podcast Series with Bill Barnwell an...

    Bill Barnwell

    You know we had to do the podcast. Robert Mays and I talk a lot about football. We exchange texts. We talk on Gchat. During those times when we are both in Grantland's Los Angeles offices, we talk about football at great length, even in times whe...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. 42-Day NFL Warning: Matt Ryan Becomes the Latest Crazy-Rich Quart...

    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 set to spend the next month and a half providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. 108-Day NFL Warning: Calvin Johnson Played Last Season With, at B...

    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 set to spend the next three and a half months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's retu...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  14. NFL Run & Shootaround: LuckStrong

    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. Believing Is Ar...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  15. Fantasy Island: Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

    Ramon Ramirez

    Congratulations, you won the five-day holiday war and the fantasy postseason remains a distinct possibility. Thanksgiving meant forced pleasantries as NFL guardians combined to pile on 202 points — the most ever scored on a Thursday. Black Frid...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  16. I Suck at Football, Week 9: My Almost-Beautiful Matthew Stafford ...

    Alex Pappademas

    My mind was made up. I sat at the kitchen table and typed an e-mail to my friend Richard Feynman, whose name is not really Richard Feynman. "I'm starting Matthew Stafford instead of Matt Schaub on Sunday," I wrote. "This will end in blood and ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012