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  1. ‘Going to Be’ a Top-Five NFL Playmaker? Cordarrelle P...

    Robert Mays

    This is one of those dead stretches of the NFL calendar when player proclamations are somehow news. Most of it makes for "Well, what's he supposed to say?" reactions, but when Cordarrelle Patterson said yesterday&nbs...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year's Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defe...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play fo...

    Chris Brown

    In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. The All-22 All-Star Team: The Vikings' John Sullivan

    Robert Mays

    The NFL is a nearly perfect television product. But the way football is presented limits our ability to understand the game. On a 100-yard field populated by 22 men, a press-box camera fixated on the ball leaves us without a proper vantage point of t...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  7. 114-Day NFL Warning: Percy Harvin Is a Seahawk, Everybody

    Robert Mays

    OK, so I know what you're thinking: If you're going to start a countdown this far in advance (which is admittedly crazy), why not just wait to start on a round number? I'll tell you why — because Simmons is the boss, and he wasn't going to go a...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  8. NFL Run & Shootaround: Love Will Tear Us Apart

    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. Field of Dreams...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  9. About Last Holidays

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out picking up smoking as an excuse to avoid your relatives, here's what you missed in sports during the holiday season. December 22 UCF crushed Ball State 38-17 in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, and I'm not going to start my first ...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  10. We Went There: Adrian Peterson's Near Record

    Steve Marsh

    Have you ever seen a more desperate run than Adrian Peterson's last run of the 2012 football season? Not just in the NFL, but anywhere — like to the bus stop or across the lawn or down the stretch at the track? With 24 seconds left on the clock...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  11. NFL Run & Shootaround: The End, Beautiful Friend

    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. Notes on the Ho...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  12. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  13. How Minnesota's Adrian Peterson became the best running back in f...

    Steve Marsh

    How the best running back in football became the best running back in football again.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  14. NFL Run & Shootaround: Rising Up and Rising Down

    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. Comeback Season...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  15. The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Bill Simmons

    Bucs (+5) over VIKINGS Seven reasons why I worried about laying five points with Minnesota at home against the Bucs tonight ... 1. Christian Ponder's last four games since a seemed-to-be-a-breakout effort against the 49ers: five touchdowns, ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. Robert Griffin III and concussions

    Charles P. Pierce

    What makes Robert Griffin III so great? He's careful with the ball and he's careful with himself.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012