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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Prematurely Evaluating the Situations in Which Newly Drafted Quar...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In the 2014 NFL draft, 14 quarterbacks were selected. The first was Central Florida's Blake Bortles, taken third overall by the Jaguars; the last was Southern Methodist's Garrett Gilbert, who went 214th overall to the Rams. The on...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. NFL Run & Shootaround: Gods of Carnage

    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. What Will Reall...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Cousin Sal's Divisional Round Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: -67,500 jermajesties Season Total: -202,000 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  10. The Bandwagon Fan's Guide to the NFL Playoffs

    Andrew Sharp

    The NFL playoffs are here, and if you're one of the lucky NFL fans whose favorite team made the playoffs, that's great. You should go read Barnwell's pair of previews and start getting prepared for this weekend. This article isn't for you. This is fo...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  11. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. Why 34-Year-Old Steve Smith Is Still the Soul of the Shiny New Pa...

    Robert Mays

    Explaining the excitement about the past six weeks of Panthers football is fairly easy. So many of us were rooting for Carolina last night against the NFL's bluest blood because the Panthers are new, and new is what we want. As ESPN flashed graphics ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  13. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: Jets Ground Patriots

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pouring one out for the Dawgfather, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: After a controversial unsportsmanlike conduct penalty call went against New England, Jets kicker Nick Folk hit a 42-yard field goal in overt...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  15. Week 6 NFL Viewing Guide: Rob Ryan, Coach of the Year

    Robert Mays

    Game of the Week Saints at Patriots, 4:25 p.m. ET The NFL should really be more specific in naming its awards. When I decided to look into who's eligible to win Coach of the Year, my hope was that "Coach of the Year" meant just that — histo...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  16. Week 5 Fantasy Football Preview: Philip Rivers the Man, the Myth,...

    Matt Borcas

    What is reality? I think Bill Belichick asked that at a press conference once, and it's a question I've been pondering mightily regarding Philip Rivers. In the corporeal sense, sure, I'll concede that he's real ... but is he actually fantasy's thi...

    Blog | October 03, 2013