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  1. Welcome to the Week 12 Thunderdome

    Bill Simmons

    When your mailbag question inspires me to email multiple friends and colleagues asking for their answers, then congratulations -- you've completed the Mailbag Video Game. There's no parting prize other than my eternal respect. A reader acc...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. B.S. Report: Guessing the Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal, who are excited about the New England Patriots, guess the NFL lines for Week 12. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcasts page. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Great Moments in Rob Gronkowski History: ‘I Threw Him Out o...

    Andrew Sharp

    You may have noticed that in the second half of last night's Colts-Patriots game, one New England touchdown included Rob Gronkowski blocking a helpless Colts defensive back 10 yards off the field and into a golf cart. Why did this happen...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers: Packers Set the Pace, Watt Does a...

    Robert Mays

    The Packers Just inside the Packers locker room, off to the right in an adjacent equipment room, a wooden carving of the season's defining word sits on a shelf in plain view. "It was a gift," a smiling Aaron Rodgers s...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  5. Week 8 Picks: A Gambling Epiphany

    Bill Simmons

    The last time I wrote a Friday football column -- 35 days ago, if you're keeping score -- Washington fans thought they had upgraded from RG3 to Kirk Cousins, Bills fans were dreaming about EJ Manuel leading them to the Super Bowl, Seattle f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  6. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  7. The NFL Trading Deadline: Who Is the Next Percy Harvin?

    Bill Barnwell

    One of the disappointing things about covering the NFL as opposed to one of the other major professional sports is the lack of in-season trades. Baseball, basketball, and hockey all have active trade deadlines with months of rumors leading up to a fl...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Jets-Patriots, Chris Borland, and Prev...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Today's Grantland NFL Podcast breaks down New England's Thursday-night win before getting to Chris Borland and the Week 7 preview. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&nbs...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  9. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Week 6 Wrap-up: Heavy Is the Head

    Bill Barnwell

    The one thing you can count on from season to season in the NFL is change. Since the league moved to its eight-division format in 2002, the average season has seen just three division winners retain their titles the following season. Given the strang...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  11. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  12. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Tom Brady's Alive, and Other Week...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    As part of their Week 5 recap, the Grantland NFL Podcast crew go under the hood and find that Tom Brady isn't actually dead after all. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  13. Chronicling Josh McDaniels’s Expanding Wake of Self-Destruc...

    Matt Borcas

    Tom Brady threw 35 passes in last night's 43-17 thrashing of the Bengals, only one of which went to receiver Aaron Dobson. While one target may not seem like a lot, it represented a major step forward for the 2013 second-rounder, who didn&a...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  14. Razor's Edge: A Visit to Foxborough on the Occasion of Tom B...

    Charles P. Pierce

    So, anyway, we were down in the bowels of Gillette Stadium, in the bowl-like lecture hall where the coach and the quarterback meet the press after every home game, and the coach had just finished setting a land-speed record for monosyllables...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. Week 5 Wrap-up: The Patriots’ Roller Coaster Continues

    Bill Barnwell

    With a comfortable 43-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night, the New England Patriots strongly suggested that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated. In beating what had looked like the best team in football by 26 points, Bill Belichick put...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  16. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014