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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. This Is the End: Time for the Week 17 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    I want to find you the perfect Super Bowl bet. It's my holiday gift to you. We're looking for an undervalued long shot with a better chance to get lucky for four weeks than everyone realizes. A good exampl...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  4. NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers: Seattle Runs Rampant, Atlanta Sta...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks This started coming into view last month when Carson Palmer -- and then Drew Stanton -- went down just as the defending champs began to heat up. The fight for the NFC West seemed like one o...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  5. Week 16 Wrap-up: The Percentage Game

    Bill Barnwell

    That was fun, huh? Week 16 delivered a full slate of entertaining games, including a pair of Saturday games that were wildly compelling for totally different reasons before a Sunday with a bevy of statement wins and losses. We're now down to 16 ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  6. The Sports Guy’s Week 16 Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed my Friday column trying to figure out the exact moment when God started hating Cleveland (and whether He actually does hate Cleveland), click here. And now, the Week 16 picks ... (Home teams in caps.) JAGS (-4) over Ti...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  7. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  8. The Week 15 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    We split Friday's column into two parts. If you missed my piece about Chainsaw Dan Snyder and the Deadskins, click here. Here are the Week 15 picks. (HOME TEAMS IN CAPS) RAMS (-5.5) over Cards I stand by this now-ridiculous pick. The...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  9. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  10. Blown Up on the Bayou: How the Saints Ended Up in Salary-Cap Hell...

    Bill Barnwell

    Things haven't gone as planned for the New Orleans Saints this season. They might very well still end up in the place they were planning to land - atop the NFC South - but nobody could have imagined they would ta...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  11. NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Jeff Fisher Trolls, Seattle Retur...

    Robert Mays

    Jeff Fisher The Rams' run over the past month has probably saved his job, but Fisher's best coaching move yesterday came before the ball was even kicked off. St. Louis sent out six very specific captains against Wa...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  12. The Week 14 Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Two quick plugs, because it's officially the holiday season and I will NEVER catch you in a more charitable mood. Did you know that we released a 30 for 30 fifth-anniversary holiday gift set that includes five Blu-rays and 100 documentaries...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  13. Week 13 Wrap-up: A February Preview?

    Bill Barnwell

    If Sunday's game between the Packers and the Patriots was actually a preview of the Super Bowl, we've got a very exciting game on tap in February. Green Bay's 26-21 victory over New England was a rare bird, a game in which the Packers ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. The Week 13 Mailbag: Giving Thanks, Making Picks

    Bill Simmons

    On Sunday night, I thought I had a foolproof plan: Watch Survivor Series with my son, record the Giants-Cowboys game on DVR, then rip through the second half of football after wrestling ended. Of course, I never expected to miss the most randomly thr...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  15. Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of t...

    Bill Barnwell

    The byes are finally over. Every NFL team has played 11 games, leaving five contests per team to go. That's 80 more NFL games over the next five weeks, likely ending with a Detroit-Green Bay game deciding the NFC North in Week 17. While th...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  16. 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